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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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