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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 Oct 2015

Brazil's 'new middle class' struggles as economy plunges

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil Until recently, Lucinelia de Jesus Souza's future seemed bright, running a small coffee shop that caters to factory workers and other blue-collar customers in this industrial suburb of São Paulo.

12 Oct 2015

Brazil's 'new middle class' struggles as economy plunges

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil, Oct 12 Until recently, Lucinelia de Jesus Souza's future seemed bright, running a small coffee shop that caters to factory workers and other blue-collar customers in this industrial suburb of São Paulo.

29 Sep 2015

Brazil, Mexico stocks likely to post modest gains by year-end: poll

SAO PAULO/MEXICO CITY Brazil's battered stock market is likely to gain modest ground in coming months on foreign investment drawn by a weak currency, but a solid rebound looks elusive until the country's political crisis abates, a Reuters poll showed.

11 Sep 2015

Brazil markets fall less than feared after S&P downgrade to junk

SAO PAULO Brazil's financial markets fell on Thursday after Standard & Poor's cut the country's rating to junk late Wednesday, though losses were mitigated by bets that competing ratings agencies will not immediately strip Brazil of its investment grade.

11 Sep 2015

Brazil markets fall less than feared after S&P downgrade to junk

SAO PAULO Brazil's financial markets fell on Thursday after Standard & Poor's cut the country's rating to junk late Wednesday, though losses were mitigated by bets that competing ratings agencies will not immediately strip Brazil of its investment grade.

21 Aug 2015

Lula's legacy threatened as Brazil crisis simmers

Sao Paulo An ongoing political and economic crisis once more threatens to fell the tallest tree in Brazil's political landscape: former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

21 Aug 2015

Lula's legacy threatened as Brazil crisis simmers

Sao Paulo An ongoing political and economic crisis once more threatens to fell the tallest tree in Brazil's political landscape: former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

21 Aug 2015

Lula's legacy threatened as Brazil crisis simmers

Sao Paulo, Aug 21 An ongoing political and economic crisis once more threatens to fell the tallest tree in Brazil's political landscape: former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

10 Aug 2015

Humble homes withstand 'perfect storm' in Brazil real estate

SAO PAULO Brazil's once red-hot housing market has turned cold quickly, forcing many developers to slam the brakes on new construction, though one corner of the industry is so far riding out the nation's worsening economic slump.

30 Jul 2015

Brazil's Rousseff announces more education spending cuts

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil announced another cut to education spending on Thursday, the latest step back from President Dilma Rousseff's pledge to turn the Latin American giant into an "education nation" in her second term.

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