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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

23 Jul 2017

U.S. Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

HAVANA/NEW YORK U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration.

18 Jul 2017

Cuba's financial crisis worsens: economy minister

HAVANA Cuba's two-year-old financial crisis worsened during the first half of this year, and the country is having difficulty obtaining trade credits due to late payments to suppliers, according to Cuban Economy Minister Ricardo Cabrisas.

13 Jul 2017

Exclusive - Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen

HOUSTON/HAVANA Venezuela's crude and fuel deliveries to Cuba have slid almost 13 percent in the first half this year, according to documents from state-run oil company PDVSA viewed by Reuters, threatening to worsen gasoline and power shortages in the communist-run island.

15 Jun 2017

Cuban military's tentacles reach deep into economy

HAVANA American tourists strolling the ample squares and narrow streets of colonial Havana may not know it, but from novelist Ernest Hemingway's famed Floridita bar to Sloppy Joe's eatery, they are probably patronizing businesses owned by Cuba's military.

15 Jun 2017

Cuban military's tentacles reach deep into economy

HAVANA, June 15 American tourists strolling the ample squares and narrow streets of colonial Havana may not know it, but from novelist Ernest Hemingway's famed Floridita bar to Sloppy Joe's eatery, they are probably patronizing businesses owned by Cuba's military.

01 Jun 2017

Cuban parliament approves Communist Party roadmap

HAVANA With less than a year until Raul Castro steps down as president, Cuba's parliament approved documents on Thursday confirming the Communist Party as the country's guiding force and banning the concentration of private property and wealth.

16 May 2017

Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana

HAVANA The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list of sponsors read like the who’s who of the U.S. hotel industry.

09 May 2017

UN reports sharp drop in Cuban exports of refined oil products

HAVANA/HOUSTON, May 9 Cuban exports of refined oil products fell about 97 percent between 2013 and 2016, according to a United Nations trade report released this week, reflecting falling supplies from its political ally Venezuela.

03 May 2017

Russia resumes oil shipments to Cuba, helps fill Venezuelan breach

HAVANA Russia has begun shipping large quantities of oil to Cuba for the first time this century, sources said, as supplies to the island from crisis-wracked Venezuela have dwindled.

03 May 2017

Russia resumes oil shipments to Cuba, helps fill Venezuelan breach

HAVANA, May 3 Russia has begun shipping large quantities of oil to Cuba for the first time this century, sources said, as supplies to the island from crisis-wracked Venezuela have dwindled.

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