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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

30 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Argentine drought hurts corn yields, more area cuts possible

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's corn crop will suffer yield losses due to drought this year and the estimated planting area may drop further because dry weather in the northern part of the country has blocked late-season planting, a top Agriculture Ministry official said.

29 Jan 2018

Argentina freezes some government salaries, cuts jobs in austerity push

BUENOS AIRES Executive branch government employees in Argentina will get no pay raises this year and one out of every four "political positions" appointed by ministers will be cut, President Mauricio Macri said on Monday, deepening his austerity drive.

15 Jan 2018

Some drought-hit parts of Argentina's soy belt relieved by rain

BUENOS AIRES Rain over the weekend in drought-hit areas of Argentina's farm belt helped growers plant soy in fields that had been at risk of staying barren this season, Natalia Gattinoni, weather expert with the INTA national climate institute, said on Monday.

08 Jan 2018

Argentine soy planting pushed by drought into mid-January

BUENOS AIRES The drought afflicting Argentina's soy belt is expected to worsen this week, pushing farmers to risk planting later than usual and raising the risk of frosts later in the season, a meteorologist and farmer said on Monday.

03 Jan 2018

Buenos Aires public transport fares to rise despite inflation worries

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 3 Bus, train and subway fares in the Buenos Aires area will rise this year, the Argentine government said on Wednesday, despite fears that the increases will stoke already high inflation.

28 Dec 2017

Argentine port blast kills one, injures others - China's COFCO

BUENOS AIRES An explosion at a grains terminal in Argentina owned by China's COFCO International on Wednesday killed one employee, injured others and affected shipping activities from one of the world's top food suppliers, the conglomerate said.

19 Dec 2017

Argentina set to pass pension reform despite melee outside Congress

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Congress was on track to pass a pension reform measure on Monday, even as stone-throwing protesters rushed police outside the capitol building and the country's main union called a 24-hour general strike in opposition to the proposal. | Video

05 Dec 2017

Argentina seen sticking with submarine programme despite disaster

BUENOS AIRES Argentina and other South American countries are likely to maintain or increase their submarine programs despite the scrutiny that has followed the fatal loss of an Argentine sub in South Atlantic waters last month, defence specialists said.

28 Nov 2017

Water entered missing Argentine sub's snorkel, causing short circuit

BUENOS AIRES Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing on Nov. 15, a navy spokesman said on Monday as hope dwindled among some families of the 44-member crew.

26 Nov 2017

Searchers for Argentine submarine defy gale force winds on 11th day

BUENOS AIRES Searchers for an Argentine submarine missing since Nov. 15 battled gale-force South Atlantic winds on Sunday while a navy spokesman held out hope that the 44 crew members may still be alive in an "extreme survival situation."

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