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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

17 Apr 2018

After setbacks, Anglo American counting on turnaround for Minas-Rio mine

SANTIAGO Two leaks in a month, a 90-day outage and $58 million in fines is not enough to temper Anglo American's ambition for its long-delayed, multi-billion dollar Minas-Rio iron ore mine in Brazil.

11 Apr 2018

CRU/CESCO-Ecuador may eliminate windfall mining tax this year -minister

SANTIAGO, April 11 Ecuador could remove a hotly debated windfall tax on the mining sector this year, its mining minister told Reuters on Wednesday, as the cash-strapped South American country seeks to boost foreign investment and diversify away from oil.

10 Apr 2018

Exclusive: Sinopec USA turns copper buyer to supply China operations - sources

SANTIAGO The U.S. unit of China's oil major Sinopec Corp is procuring copper to send to its equipment suppliers in China, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, a rare move by a Chinese oil company.

29 Mar 2018

Exxon leads big bets by oil majors on Brazil's offshore reserves

RIO DE JANEIRO Exxon Mobil Corp roared into Brazil's prolific offshore oil fields again on Thursday, clinching eight blocks in partnership with other oil firms eager to lap up the country's choice reserves ahead of presidential elections later this year.

26 Mar 2018

Oil firms ready new bets in Mexico, Brazil ahead of elections

RIO DE JANEIRO/MEXICO CITY Oil and gas companies are gathering in Mexico and Brazil this week for what may be two of their last chances to compete for some of the world's biggest reserves ahead of elections that could dial back energy reforms in both countries.

28 Feb 2018

Vale aims to cut nickel output costs as world glut looms

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Vale, the world's no. 1 nickel producer, plans to save well over $150 million by reducing costs across its nickel operations, which have notched positive cash flow for the past two months, company executives said on Wednesday.

20 Feb 2018

Brazil's 'What a shot' music video stirs debate amid violent crime wave

RIO DE JANEIRO A viral music video called "What a shot" is stirring debate in Brazil about the glamorization of crime and freedom of expression, as surging crime in Rio de Janeiro has led the government to put troops in charge of security in the tourist city.

16 Feb 2018

Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, who have "virtually taken over" Rio's metropolitan area of 12 million people, President Michel Temer said in announcing the decree. | Video

01 Feb 2018

Soaring demand for female genital surgery sparks debate in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO In Brazil, a country famed for its obsession with the body beautiful, women are increasingly opting for surgery aimed at improving the appearance of their genitals, stirring a debate about sexual empowerment and the pressure for physical perfection.

29 Dec 2017

Bolivia seeks investors to power up lagging lithium output

UYUNI, Bolivia Bolivia hopes surging global lithium demand can lure foreign investors to the country where nearly a decade of state-led development has left output far short of goals for the metal, coveted by makers of batteries for devices from laptops to electric cars. | Video

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