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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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18 Sep 2017

Peru's Kuczynski swears in new Cabinet, opposition signals support

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made Vice President Mercedes Araoz his new prime minister in a Cabinet shuffle on Sunday that won praise from the opposition - a sign his year-old government will likely avoid a fresh standoff with Congress.

12 Sep 2017

Dancer who hid Peru rebel chief freed from prison after 25 years

LIMA A ballet dancer in Peru who was caught hiding the leader of the Shining Path in her apartment in 1992 was freed from prison after finishing her 25-year sentence on Monday.

25 Aug 2017

Chinese group to buy Odebrecht Peru asset for $1.39 billion: source

LIMA A consortium led by China Three Gorges Corp [CYTGP.UL] has agreed to buy a hydroelectric plant in Peru from scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] for $1.39 billion, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Thursday.

12 Aug 2017

Peru's president urges Venezuela's Maduro to step down

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Friday urged Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro to step down, calling him a "dictator", and rejected the socialist leader's call for the two to meet face-to-face along with other presidents in the region.

11 Aug 2017

Peru's president urges Venezuela's Maduro to step down

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Friday urged Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro to step down, calling him a "dictator", and rejected the socialist leader's call for the two to meet face-to-face along with other presidents in the region.

11 Aug 2017

Peru to award $6.15 billion in post-flood rebuilding contracts through 2021

LIMA Peru plans to award at least $6.15 billion in post-flood construction contracts through 2021 in expedited bidding rounds that have already drawn new companies to the country, Peru's reconstruction czar told Reuters Thursday.

10 Aug 2017

Peru fears Venezuela headed towards civil war - foreign minister

LIMA Peru fears Venezuela may be headed towards civil war as a political crisis deepens and its economy implodes under the rule of socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Peru's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday.

10 Aug 2017

Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war: foreign minister

LIMA Peru fears Venezuela may be headed toward civil war as a political crisis deepens and its economy implodes under the rule of socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Peru's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday.

27 Jul 2017

Peru president names new minister to shape mining policy

LIMA Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski swore in Cayetana Aljovin as the new Energy and Mines Minister on Thursday, tasking the former business manager and journalist with shaping mining policy in the world's No.2 copper, zinc and silver producer.

26 Jul 2017

Peru wants to partner with companies on water management

LIMA Peru wants the private sector to play a bigger role in managing its water supplies as the government rolls out reforms aimed at ensuring that people in towns across Peru have access to running water by 2021, the housing minister said on Tuesday.

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