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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

15 Sep 2017

Latin American nations seek Venezuela crisis mediation

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS Various Latin American nations will join an attempt to mediate Venezuela's political crisis in new talks later this month, the president of the Dominican Republic said on Thursday.

26 Jul 2017

Venezuela's opposition starts two-day anti-Maduro shutdown

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro's adversaries launched a two-day national strike on Wednesday in a final push to pressure him into abandoning a weekend election for a super-congress they say will institutionalize autocracy in Venezuela.

26 Jul 2017

Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees - opposition

CARACAS Two more people named to an alternative Supreme Court in defiance of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government were arrested on Tuesday by intelligence agents during a fast-escalating political showdown, the opposition said.

25 Jul 2017

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition plastered election centers with slogans and rallied in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.

24 Jul 2017

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

CARACAS, July 24 Venezuela's opposition planned to plaster election centers with banners and rally in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.

24 Jul 2017

Venezuela congress going ahead despite 'imperial' threat - Maduro

CARACAS Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that a controversial election would go ahead next weekend for a new congress his foes fear will institutionalize dictatorship.

23 Jul 2017

Venezuelan's opposition calls new strike, violence flares

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition called a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after another day of violent clashes on Saturday where the injured included a violinist famous for his musical protests. | Video

22 Jul 2017

Violence flares in Caracas at anti-Maduro march, violinist hurt

CARACAS, July 22 Venezuelan soldiers on motorbikes fired teargas at hundreds of masked and stone-throwing youths in Caracas on Saturday during the latest protest against President Nicolas Maduro.

21 Jul 2017

Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela

CARACAS Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear would consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. | Video

20 Jul 2017

Opposition seeks to paralyse Venezuela in anti-Maduro strike

CARACAS Foes of Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro are calling for a national shutdown on Thursday to demand a presidential election and the abandonment of a new congress they fear would cement dictatorship.

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