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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.

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Argentina's Macri weaponizes popular governor to fight Fernandez

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President Mauricio Macri's main defender against a comeback by his populist predecessor Cristina Fernandez in October's legislative elections is someone whose name is not even on the ballot.

13 Sep 2017

Israeli leader in Argentina, lauds effort to solve 1994 Jewish centre bombing

BUENOS AIRES Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday used the first Latin America visit of a sitting Israeli prime minister to praise President Mauricio Macri's effort to solve the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre in 1994 that killed 85 people.

01 Sep 2017

Venezuela's baseball talent pool shrinks as food crisis widens

CARACAS Young baseball players from poor families in Venezuela are not getting the nourishment needed to realize their dream of playing professionally in the United States, as acute food shortages close off one of the few remaining avenues out of poverty in the recession-hit country. | Video

31 Aug 2017

Venezuela's baseball talent pool shrinks as food crisis widens

CARACAS Young baseball players from poor families in Venezuela are not getting the nourishment needed to realise their dream of playing professionally in the United States, as acute food shortages close off one of the few remaining avenues out of poverty in the recession-hit country. | Video

27 Aug 2017

Venezuelan army, civil militias hold exercises after Trump threat

CARACAS Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises on Saturday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that a "military option" was on the table for the crisis-hit country.

26 Aug 2017

Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after U.S. threat

CARACAS Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises on Saturday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a "military option" for the crisis-hit country.

26 Aug 2017

Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after U.S. threat

CARACAS, Aug 26 Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises on Saturday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a "military option" for the crisis-hit country.

20 Aug 2017

Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new super-assembly

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected the self-proclaimed lawmaking authority of a new legislative body elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, widening the political divide in the crisis-hit country. | Video

19 Aug 2017

Venezuela faces outrage after new assembly takes legislative power

CARACAS/BOGOTA Venezuela's new legislative superbody was criticized by South American governments and Washington on Friday after giving itself the power to pass laws, superseding the opposition-led congress while ex-top prosecutor Luisa Ortega fled the country.

18 Aug 2017

Venezuela's new chief prosecutor vows to jail protest leaders

CARACAS Venezuela will hunt down and jail leaders of violent protests that have rocked the country since April, its new top prosecutor said on Thursday, a day before a hate crimes law was expected to be approved despite fears that it will be used to crush dissent.

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