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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

12 Apr 2018

Maduro rival seeks to liven lacklustre Venezuela election

MARACAY, Venezuela Led by a salsa-playing brass band and pumping his arms in the air, Venezuela opposition presidential candidate Henri Falcon plunges into a warren of market stalls.

19 Mar 2018

Argentine human rights lawyer is latest Venezuelan detainee to flee

CARACAS An Argentine-Venezuelan rights lawyer became the latest activist to escape detention by President Nicolas Maduro's government and flee Venezuela over the weekend.

19 Mar 2018

Analysis: Maduro challenger shakes up Venezuela's presidential vote

CARACAS At each other's throats for two decades, militants of Venezuela's socialist state and opposition seldom agree on anything. Yet mention the name of presidential candidate Henri Falcon, and both are liable to spit.

18 Mar 2018

Maduro challenger shakes up Venezuela's presidential vote

CARACAS At each other's throats for two decades, militants of Venezuela's socialist state and opposition seldom agree on anything. Yet mention the name of presidential candidate Henri Falcon, and both are liable to spit.

13 Mar 2018

'Destroyed' Venezuela needs $15 billion per year: presidential hopeful's aide

CARACAS Venezuela needs to dollarize its economy, seek $15 billion to $20 billion a year from abroad, and ease oil sector taxes to reverse the "disaster" of President Nicolas Maduro's rule, according to an adviser to his main election rival.

01 Mar 2018

Venezuela postpones presidential election to May 20

CARACAS Venezuela on Thursday postponed its upcoming presidential vote to May 20 in a move cementing an opposition split as socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro seeks re-election despite an economic crisis and global censure.

28 Feb 2018

Venezuela presidential hopeful wants Wall Street economist on team

CARACAS Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon said on Wednesday he would like a Wall Street economist, who sees dollarization as the solution for hyper-inflation in Venezuela, to play a big role on his team if he wins the upcoming election.

28 Feb 2018

Venezuelan opposition coalition condemns Falcon presidential bid

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition coalition decried a decision by a former state governor to run against President Nicolas Maduro in elections in April, accusing him on Wednesday of undercutting their strategy of boycotting the vote.

20 Feb 2018

Venezuela ruling party VP proposes early congress election

CARACAS The vice president of Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party on Tuesday proposed holding an early congressional election alongside the April 22 presidential vote, a move that could shorten the tenure of the currently opposition-run legislature.

15 Feb 2018

Billionaire businessman Mendoza rules out Venezuela election run - sources

VALENCIA, Venezuela/CARACAS Billionaire businessman Lorenzo Mendoza has ruled out challenging Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro in the upcoming election despite multiple calls for him to stand, sources from his company's workforce said on Thursday.

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