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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

15 Aug 2018

Payment seen unlikely on $1.1 billion in maturing Venezuela bonds

NEW YORK/CARACAS Venezuela faces payments of $1.1 billion in interest and principal on two bonds maturing on Wednesday, but investors expect the cash-strapped nation to continue its pattern of no payments.

10 Aug 2018

Crystallex court win against Venezuela aided by finding on PDVSA: U.S. court

CARACAS Crystallex's victory in a legal battle with Venezuela that paves the way for it to collect a $1.4 billion award hinged on a finding that state oil company PDVSA is not separate from the Venezuelan government, court documents showed on Friday.

10 Aug 2018

U.S. court allows Crystallex to attach shares of Venezuela Citgo owner

CARACAS A United States court has approved a request by Canadian gold miner Crystallex to attach shares in a U.S. subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA that indirectly controls refiner Citgo, according to a filing on Thursday.

08 Aug 2018

Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

BOGOTA/CARACAS- A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organise an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt. | Video

07 Aug 2018

Former city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

BOGOTA/CARACAS, Aug 7 A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organize an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt.

06 Aug 2018

Venezuela arrests six over drone explosions during Maduro speech

CARACAS Venezuelan authorities said on Sunday they have detained six people over drone explosions the day before at a rally led by President Nicolas Maduro, as his critics warned the socialist leader would use the incident to crack down on adversaries. | Video

26 Jul 2018

Venezuela to remove five zeroes from ailing currency

CARACAS Venezuela will remove five zeroes from the bolivar currency rather than the three zeroes originally planned, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, in an effort to keep up with inflation projected to reach 1 million percent this year.

20 Jun 2018

Veteran Chavez ally Cabello to lead Venezuelan Constituent Assembly

CARACAS Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly elected as its head on Tuesday Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello, boosting the profile of a political leader who the United States has accused of being a coordinator of international drug shipments.

01 Jun 2018

Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists

CARACAS Venezuela on Friday began releasing a group of opposition activists jailed for protesting against President Nicolas Maduro, a move that the government said would foster dialogue but that critics dismissed as a token gesture by a dictatorship.

20 May 2018

Venezuela's decimated 'Resistance' protesters stay off streets for election

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Activists in Venezuela's western state of Tachira have for years been at the forefront of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro and helped lead violent protests during an election last year to create an all-powerful legislature.

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