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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

24 May 2018

Argentina may freeze soybean tax cut program, farmers balk

BUENOS AIRES Argentina may halt the gradual lowering of soybean export taxes as the government speeds up its deficit-cutting effort, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Thursday, prompting push-back from farmers already hurting from a soy crop reduced by drought.

18 May 2018

Argentine peso stabilizes after central bank draws the line at 25 per dollar

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's peso stabilized on Thursday as the central bank declined for the second day in a row to support the local currency by selling dollars, indicating its willingness to let the market find its own level under 25 to the U.S. dollar.

10 May 2018

Political backlash over Argentina IMF deal contained, for now

BUENOS AIRES Opposition politicians and many ordinary Argentines have been quick to criticise President Mauricio Macri's decision to seek a lifeline from the International Monetary Fund but the gamble could pay off if he is able to avoid onerous terms.

09 May 2018

ANALYSIS-Political backlash over Argentina IMF deal contained, for now

BUENOS AIRES, May 9 Opposition politicians and many ordinary Argentines have been quick to criticize President Mauricio Macri's decision to seek a lifeline from the International Monetary Fund but the gamble could pay off if he is able to avoid onerous terms.

08 May 2018

Heavy rains complicate harvest of Argentina's drought-hit soy

BUENOS AIRES Soy harvesting machines are getting stuck in the mud as they try to move over water-logged fields in Argentina, threatening the country's main cash crop as the government tries to stabilize its volatile peso currency and meet its new deficit target.

04 May 2018

Argentina shocks currency back to life with rapid-fire rate hikes

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's government and central bank jolted the country's battered peso currency back to life on Friday with a set of announcements intended to restore confidence in the president's ability to deliver sustainable growth while cutting inflation.

23 Apr 2018

Paraguay's ruling Colorado party keeps strong presence in Senate

ASUNCION Paraguay's business-friendly ruling party performed better than expected in Sunday's Senate election, losing fewer seats than polls had projected and ensuring strict fiscal policies while lessening chances of a tax hike on the key soy sector.

20 Apr 2018

INTERVIEW-Paraguay soybeans flow to China regardless of politics

ASUNCION, April 20 Paraguay soybeans are flowing to the world's top buyer China even though the two countries have no diplomatic relations and no plans to establish them, according to Industry Minister Gustavo Leite.

28 Mar 2018

German tax office examining ADM over legacy trading earnings

Hamburg's tax office is examining the German activities of U.S. agricultural merchant Archer Daniels Midland over a five-year period in what the company called a routine audit, although sources said ADM could face unforeseen liabilities.

27 Mar 2018

Hope for Argentine soy recovery dashed by scant weekend rains

BUENOS AIRES Rains expected to relieve Argentina's drought-hit soy and corn crops failed to materialize over the weekend, all but ending hope that yields might recover from four months of unrelenting sun with more heat and dryness expected over the days ahead.

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