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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

18 Aug 2018

Maduro orders 96 percent devaluation in hyperinflation-stricken Venezuela

CARACAS Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday a single exchange rate pegged to his socialist government’s petro cryptocurrency, effectively devaluing by 96 percent in a move economists said would fan hyperinflation in the chaotic country.

08 Aug 2018

'Real assassins!': Venezuela targets opposition after drone blasts

CARACAS Venezuela confirmed the arrest of one lawmaker and ordered the detention of another on Wednesday, accusing the opposition politicians of scheming to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones at a rally last weekend.

08 Aug 2018

Venezuela lawmaker, student leader arrested: opposition

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition said that lawmaker Juan Requesens and his sister Rafaela Requesens, a student leader, were arrested in their Caracas apartment on Tuesday night, after President Nicolas Maduro ordered a crackdown following drone explosions at a weekend rally.

06 Aug 2018

Blast makes Venezuela's Maduro look vulnerable, analysts say

CARACAS Deeply unpopular Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked keen to project himself as fully in charge of the crisis-ridden military, long a powerbroker, when he addressed its National Guard on Saturday.

05 Aug 2018

Blast scattering soldiers makes Venezuela's Maduro look vulnerable -analysts

CARACAS, Aug 5 Deeply unpopular Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked keen to project himself as fully in charge of the crisis-ridden military, long a powerbroker, when he addressed its National Guard on Saturday.

05 Aug 2018

Venezuela's Maduro says drone blast was bid to kill him, blames Colombia

CARACAS At least one explosion rocked a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday and the government said it was a failed assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives. | Video

27 Jul 2018

Venezuela lawmaker who decried health crisis flees, denouncing threats

CARACAS Opposition lawmaker and oncologist Jose Manuel Olivares, who led protests over Venezuela's crumbling health sector, has fled for neighbouring Colombia after being told that his relatives could be arrested unless he quit politics.

27 Jul 2018

Venezuela lawmaker who denounced health crisis flees, denouncing threats

CARACAS, July 27 Opposition lawmaker and oncologist Jose Manuel Olivares, who led protests over Venezuela's crumbling health sector, said he has fled the crisis-stricken country after his family received threats that they would be persecuted unless he quit politics.

09 Jul 2018

From caviar to veal tongue, fans get true taste of Russia

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Many soccer fans knew little or nothing about Russian cuisine before the World Cup, but have tucked into local gastronomy with relish, trying everything from luxurious caviar to staples like veal tongue.

29 Jun 2018

Soccer: Japan will need more than Lady Luck against mighty Belgium

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Japan may be through to the last 16 despite losing to already-eliminated Poland thanks to having incurred fewer yellow cards than Senegal, but they will need to show much more skill to upset heavyweights Belgium on Monday.

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