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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

09 Aug 2017

Venezuela exchange rate fluctuation sparks price surge

PUNTO FIJO/CARACAS The extreme volatility of Venezuela's exchange rate has the crisis-hit country's shop owners hurriedly marking up their merchandise and consumers balking at the higher price tags.

04 Aug 2017

Venezuela's new legislative superbody opens despite wide criticism

CARACAS Venezuela on Friday inaugurated a new legislative superbody that is expected to rewrite the constitution and give vast new powers to the ruling Socialist Party, defying worldwide condemnation that the new assembly undermines democratic freedoms.

04 Aug 2017

Venezuela prosecutors seek to stop new legislative superbody

CARACAS The Venezuelan state prosecutor's office on Thursday asked a local court to halt the inauguration of the country's new 545-member legislative superbody, citing allegations that the government fudged the results of the vote that created it.

18 Jul 2017

Venezuela opposition turns heat up on Maduro with strike call

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition called on Monday for a national shutdown against President Nicolas Maduro in a major escalation of protests against a leftist government it accuses of flouting the people's will. | Video

11 Jul 2017

Workers at Venezuela prosecutor's office to fight expected ouster of Ortega

CARACAS From blocking off the office heliport to plotting protests, workers at the prosecutor's office in Venezuela are making plans to fight her expected removal by allies of President Nicolas Maduro, according to three sources.

04 Jul 2017

Venezuela opposition challenges Maduro with unofficial referendum

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro's foes announced plans on Monday for an unofficial referendum to let Venezuelans have their say on his plan to rewrite the constitution and the opposition's alternative push for an election to replace him.

29 Jun 2017

More Venezuelan children dying from preventable diseases amid crisis

CARACAS/LA GUAJIRA, Venezuela Twelve-year-old Samuel Becerra went to Venezuela's main pediatric hospital for routine dialysis in March. | Video

29 Jun 2017

More Venezuelan children dying from preventable diseases amid crisis

CARACAS/LA GUAJIRA, Venezuela Twelve-year-old Samuel Becerra went to Venezuela's main paediatric hospital for routine dialysis in March. | Video

28 Jun 2017

Helicopter attacks Venezuela court, Maduro denounces coup bid

CARACAS A Venezuelan police helicopter strafed the Supreme Court and a government ministry on Tuesday, escalating the OPEC nation's political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro called an attack by "terrorists" seeking a coup.

20 Jun 2017

Opposition lawmakers protest at Venezuela military base

CARACAS, June 20 Venezuela opposition lawmakers placed pretend coffins and body bags at gates of the National Guard headquarters on Tuesday in protest after the latest fatality in anti-government unrest that has killed at least 75 people since April.

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