U.S. Ambassador to Mexico to step down

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, said on Thursday that she will depart from her post in May.

Why it matters: Her decision comes amid strained relations between the U.S. and Mexico with President Trump threatening to end NAFTA and still insisting Mexico pay for a wall along the U.S-Mexican border. This is also the latest in a series of diplomatic departures under the current administration.