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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

16 Oct 2017

Venezuela vote dispute increases threat of new foreign sanctions

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition cried foul on Monday over the ruling socialists' surprise win in gubernatorial elections, raising the prospect of more foreign sanctions against the country as France and the United States both criticized the vote. | Video

16 Sep 2017

Venezuela's Maduro upbeat on talks, opposition fear 'show'

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro has predicted a new foreign-led effort to mediate Venezuela's political crisis would produce a deal soon, but the opposition said on Saturday it would not accept another time-wasting "show".

14 Sep 2017

Venezuela says it will make debt payments despite 'difficulties'

CARACAS Venezuela will make all pending debt payments despite "a series of difficulties" that have arisen as a result of financial sanctions by the United States, Economy Vice President Ramon Lobo said on Thursday.

09 Sep 2017

Venezuela's Maduro seeks debt negotiations after U.S. sanctions

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified "negotiations" over the country's foreign debt in coming days, in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions.

08 Sep 2017

Venezuela's Maduro says will shun U.S. dollar in favour of yuan, others

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday hiscash-strapped country would seek to "free" itself from the U.S. dollar next week, using the weakest of two official foreign exchange regimes and a basket of currencies.

12 Aug 2017

Venezuela defence chief calls Trump intervention threat 'crazy'

CARACAS U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of military intervention in Venezuela was "an act of craziness," the South American country's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Friday.

12 Aug 2017

Venezuela defense chief calls Trump intervention threat 'crazy'

CARACAS U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of military intervention in Venezuela was "an act of craziness," the South American country's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Friday.

12 Aug 2017

Venezuela defense chief calls Trump intervention threat 'crazy'

CARACAS U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of military intervention in Venezuela was "an act of craziness," the South American country's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Friday.

11 Aug 2017

Cooking gas shortages force Venezuelans to turn to firewood

PUERTO ORDAZ/CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan homemaker Carmen Rondon lives in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, but has spent weeks cooking with firewood due to a chronic shortage of home cooking gas - leaving her hoarse from breathing smoke.

10 Aug 2017

Venezuela economy to shrink 7-10 percent this year: business chamber

CARACAS Venezuela's asphyxiating economy will contract between 7 and 10 percent this year, the head of the country's main business chamber Fedecamaras said on Wednesday at the Reuters Latin America Investment Summit in Caracas. | Video

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