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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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IDB seeks to tap shareholders, sovereign wealth funds to boost lending

SAO PAULO The Inter-American Development Bank is seeking capital from shareholders and sovereign wealth funds to boost lending by its private sector arm, IDB Invest, bank president Luis Alberto Moreno said in an interview.

02 Jun 2017

Brazil's Eletrobras CEO eyes sale of six distribution units by year-end

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian state-run power holding company Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA plans to sell six energy distribution companies by early December, Chief Executive Officer Wilson Ferreira Jr. said on Friday.

30 May 2017

Brazil's Temer urges court to end uncertainty overshadowing growth

SAO PAULO President Michel Temer urged Brazil's top electoral court to decide quickly on a case alleging illegal funding of his 2014 campaign in order to lift political uncertainty overshadowing a recovery in Latin America's largest economy.

05 May 2017

Brazil politicians hit by corruption scandal unlikely to return, former president says

SAO PAULO Politicians caught up in a sweeping three-year graft investigation are unlikely to return to their positions of power, former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso said in an interview.

06 Apr 2017

Sao Paulo to launch $2.3 billion privatization plan this year: mayor

SAO PAULO Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo aims to kick off a 7 billion reais ($2.26 billion) program of privatizations and concessions this year with the sale of tourism and events company Sao Paulo Turismo SA, Mayor Joao Doria said.

05 Apr 2017

Sao Paulo mayor pledges to stop Lula comeback in 2018

SAO PAULO Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria said he would do everything possible to stop leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from regaining the presidency, but Doria stopped short of saying he would run in presidential elections next year.

05 Apr 2017

Sao Paulo to launch $2.3 bln privatization plan this year -mayor

SAO PAULO, April 5 Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo aims to kick off a 7 billion reais ($2.26 billion) programme of privatizations and concessions this year with the sale of tourism and events company Sao Paulo Turismo SA , Mayor Joao Doria said.

05 Apr 2017

Sao Paulo mayor expects Ecclestone bid for Interlagos Formula One track

SAO PAULO The mayor of Sao Paulo plans to sell the ageing Interlagos Formula One track to guarantee the future of the Brazilian Grand Prix and expects the sport's former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone to bid.

17 Jan 2017

Brazil aims to build 30 prisons this year to tackle crisis - Temer

BRASILIA Brazil aims to build nearly 30 prisons over the next year to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system as part of a package of emergency measures to tackle a wave of deadly prison riots, President Michel Temer said on Monday.

16 Jan 2017

Brazil aims to build 30 prisons this year to tackle crisis: Temer

BRASILIA Brazil aims to build nearly 30 prisons over the next year to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system as part of a package of emergency measures to tackle a wave of deadly prison riots, President Michel Temer said on Monday.

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