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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 Nov 2017

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia

CARACAS/BOGOTA Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest since 2015 for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia on Friday.

14 Nov 2017

Venezuela says debt refinancing under way, S&P calls selective default

CARACAS/NEW YORK Venezuela's cash-strapped government insisted it had successfully begun efforts to refinance some $60 billion in bonds, though creditors disagreed following fruitless talks and a ratings firm declared the nation in selective default. | Video

14 Nov 2017

Venezuela bietet Gläubigern bei Schuldengipfel nur Schokolade

Caracas/New York Im Kampf gegen die drohende Staatspleite gerät Venezuela immer stärker unter Zugzwang. Erste Gespräche mit den Gläubigern über eine Umschuldung im Volumen von rund 60 Milliarden Dollar brachten kein greifbares Ergebnis.

11 Nov 2017

Venezuela sets high-profile location for Monday debt talks

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government has set a high-profile location near the presidential palace in Caracas for Monday's hotly awaited meeting with investors to discuss renegotiating $60 billion in foreign debt.

08 Nov 2017

Maradona backs Venezuela's Maduro, signs for World Cup coverage

CARACAS Former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has voiced fervent support for Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro and signed up to work for Caracas-based Telesur TV during next year's World Cup in Russia.

07 Nov 2017

From Chilean refuge, Venezuelan congress deputy defies Maduro

CARACAS From his refuge at the Chilean ambassador's home, Venezuela's deputy congressional leader has defended "civil disobedience" against President Nicolas Maduro and urged demoralized opponents to unite and oust him in a presidential vote.

04 Nov 2017

Venezuela frees two anti-Maduro activists; scores still jailed

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelan authorities overnight freed two activists who were in jail for more than a year after being accused of plotting against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, the opposition said on Saturday.

04 Nov 2017

Unversed in debt details, Venezuelans desperate for any relief

CARACAS Venezuelans heaving under an unprecedented economic meltdown know little about the finer points of foreign debt negotiations, but long for anything that would put more food on their plate and slow the world's highest inflation.

03 Nov 2017

Venezuela calls creditors to debt talks, restructuring plans hammer bonds

CARACAS Venezuela's cash-strapped government invited creditors to a Nov. 13 meeting in Caracas on Friday, after announcing plans to potentially restructure some $60 billion in bonds that sent the OPEC nation's debt prices plunging.

03 Nov 2017

Venezuela opposition coalition split ahead of new vote

CARACAS/MARACAIBO, Venezuela One of Venezuela's major opposition parties has decided to run in local elections next month despite a boycott by others, deepening a split in the Democratic Unity coalition to the glee of President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling Socialist Party.

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