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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 Jun 2018

Exclusive: Amazon to tap Brazil beauty obsession with cosmetics partners

SAO PAULO Amazon.com Inc is recruiting major Brazilian cosmetics firms Grupo Boticario and Natura Cosmeticos SA to sell via the logistics platform it is developing in Brazil, three people familiar with talks told Reuters, making an early play for the world's fourth-largest beauty market. | Video

06 Jun 2018

Brazilian homebuilder Cyrela looks to enter loan business with start-up

SAO PAULO, June 6 Cyrela Brazil Realty SA , one of Latin America's largest homebuilders, is raising up to 150 million reais ($39 million) for an internal start-up that will extend home equity loans to Brazilians, an executive said.

04 Jun 2018

As World Cup approaches, soccer-mad Brazilians rush to buy TVs

SAO PAULO While still more than a week away, the World Cup has already had a major impact on retailers in the self-described "Country of Soccer," as football-mad Brazilians feverishly scoop up new televisions.

31 May 2018

Brazil returns to uneasy calm as protests wind down

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Brazil showed signs of returning to normal on Thursday as an oil workers union ended a strike ahead of schedule and an 11-day trucker protest wound down, a welcome breather for a government suffering from rock-bottom approval levels.

30 May 2018

'They blocked the truck!' Cargo bandits disrupt e-commerce in Brazil

GUARULHOS, Brazil In a bunker-like room in a gritty suburb of Sao Paulo, retired police colonel Antonio Marin and a dozen employees track the location of hundreds of cargo trucks on a bank of monitors.

18 May 2018

Exclusive: Korea's Mirae puts towers up for sale as Sao Paulo market heats up

SAO PAULO Mirae Asset Global Investments Co Ltd has put two office towers in Sao Paulo worth around 1 billion reais ($272 million) up for sale, three people familiar with the matter said, as South America's largest real estate market kicks into gear.

16 May 2018

U.S. court to hear fight over Brazil telecom Oi's bankruptcy plan

SAO PAULO A U.S. bankruptcy court is set to hear a dispute involving Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA and major shareholder Bratel Brasil SA, Bratel said on Wednesday, as investor discontent with Oi's bankruptcy reorganization process shows no signs of abating.

16 May 2018

New York court to hear shareholder objections to Oi bankruptcy plan

SAO PAULO, May 16 A New York court is set to hear a dispute involving Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA and major shareholder Bratel Brasil SA, Bratel said in a statement on Wednesday, as shareholder discontent with Oi's bankruptcy recovery process shows no signs of abating.

17 Apr 2018

Exclusive - Amazon in talks with airline Azul for shipping in Brazil: sources

SAO PAULO Amazon.com Inc is in talks with Brazilian airline Azul SA on shipping goods in the country, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in the latest sign of the retailer's big plans in Latin America's largest economy.

13 Apr 2018

Brazil's Oi does not see imminent M&A, focused on recovery plan, revenue

SAO PAULO Brazilian telecom company Oi SA is not focused on being acquired in the short-term, a top executive said, in an apparent change of tune for the nation's largest fixed line operator.

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