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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.

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05 Dec 2017

Leftist leader backs Guillier in Chile's run-off presidential election

SANTIAGO The leader of an influential leftist bloc in Chile endorsed centre presidential hopeful Alejandro Guillier on Monday over conservative Sebastian Pinera in next week's run-off election.

04 Dec 2017

Chile cenbank maintains growth forecast for 2018

SANTIAGO, Dec 4 Chile's central bank held its 2018 GDP growth of between 2.5 and 3.5 percent on Monday, while revising downward slightly its forecast for inflation, leaving open the possibility for easing.

30 Nov 2017

Chile's leftists stop short of endorsing presidential candidate Guillier

SANTIAGO A coalition of Chilean leftist parties on Thursday challenged presidential contender Alejandro Guillier to clarify his social and economic policies, withholding the outright endorsement sought by the centre-left candidate.

21 Nov 2017

Pinera aims for centre in tight battle for Chile's top job

SANTIAGO Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera said he would court centrists on Monday in a bid to regain ground in Chile's presidential election after a surprise surge by leftists in Sunday's first-round vote. | Video

18 Nov 2017

Chile's presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigning ahead of Sunday vote

SANTIAGO Chile's presidential hopefuls wrapped up campaigning on Thursday in a race that has pitted billionaire Sebastian Pinera's promise for change against centre-left candidate Alejandro Guillier's defence of a recent raft of progressive reforms. | Video

07 Nov 2017

Low turnout in Chile election could hand victory to Pinera

SANTIAGO The frontrunner for Chile's presidency, billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera, faces an array of left-wing parties in this year's elections but he can expect help from one quarter - low turnout.

30 Oct 2017

Chile's Pinera says spending plan would cost $14 billion

SANTIAGO Chile's frontrunning center-right presidential candidate, Sebastian Pinera, on Monday unveiled a $14 billion, four-year spending plan focused on proposed reforms to the country's tax and pension systems and new investments in infrastructure and hospitals.

03 Oct 2017

LATAM Airlines says Brazil watchdog approves deal with American

SANTIAGO LATAM Airlines , Latin America's largest carrier, said on Tuesday that Brazil's antitrust authority Cade had approved its joint business agreement (JBA) with American Airlines Group Inc without restrictions.

11 Aug 2017

Latin America falling behind in tech: U.N. regional head

SANTIAGO Latin America is falling behind other parts of the world in developing new technology, with a lack of urgency from its governments holding it back, the head of the region's economic arm for the United Nations said.

09 Aug 2017

Chile finance minister Valdes sees economy rebounding

SANTIAGO Chile's economy is likely to gain significant momentum in coming months and register growth in the last quarter of 3 percent, propelled by a recovery in mining investment and improved trade within South America, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

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