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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

28 Mar 2018

Haiti installs new high command for planned 5,000-strong army

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's president on Tuesday installed a seven-member high command for the new army, pledging that the force due to have 5,000 soldiers will help the impoverished Caribbean nation recover from natural disasters and rebuild infrastructure.

01 Mar 2018

Haiti, U.N. clash over probe into alleged misuse of Petrocaribe funds

PORT-AU-PRINCE A diplomatic row has erupted between the Haitian government and the United Nations over comments made by a senior U.N. official cheering an investigation into the alleged misuse of Venezuela-sponsored Petrocaribe funds by previous administrations.

20 Feb 2018

Haiti vows abuse review of all charities after Oxfam 'hid crimes'

PORT-AU-PRINCE Oxfam hid information about sexual misconduct from authorities in Haiti, a senior official in the Caribbean nation said on Monday, and he vowed to launch a wide-reaching investigation into charities operating there.

17 Feb 2018

Exclusive - Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an "iceberg" and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake. | Video

14 Feb 2018

Haiti may revoke Oxfam's right to operate in the country - minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE The Haitian government could revoke British charity Oxfam's right to operate in the disaster-stricken Caribbean island, a senior government official said, potentially deepening the crisis that has engulfed the troubled NGO.

23 Jan 2018

Haitians stage protest, mock Trump over "shithole" comments

PORT-AU-PRINCE About two thousand people took to the streets of Haiti's capital on Monday to protest comments attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump about the nation being a "shithole" country, which caused uproar in the world's first independent black republic.

13 Jan 2018

Haitians proud on day of quake memorial, after Trump comments

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitians on Friday pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump's reported description of the Caribbean country as a "shithole," instead celebrating a history of slave revolution and resilience on the eighth anniversary of a devastating earthquake. | Video

13 Jan 2018

Haitians proud on day of quake memorial, after Trump comments

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitians on Friday pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump's reported description of the Caribbean country as a "shithole," instead celebrating a history of slave revolution and resilience on the eighth anniversary of a devastating earthquake. | Video

27 Dec 2017

Haiti's ex-prime minister banned from travel amid corruption probe

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian authorities said on Tuesday a former prime minister and top official have been banned from leaving the country as prosecutors lead a corruption probe in which 12 people, including government officials, have been arrested.

22 Nov 2017

Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status

PORT-AU-PRINCE The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the program would last for another 20 months.

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