After delay, U.S. Senate approves nominee to be ambassador to Mexico

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Posted: Nov 10, 2015 10:32 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of State Department official Roberta Jacobson to be the new U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

Jacobson was approved by a vote of 12-7. Her nomination had been delayed by some senators' concerns about Obama's moves toward normalization of relations with Cuba, where she has led negotiations.

Her appointment must still be approved in the full 100-member Senate.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Doina Chiacu)