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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(This Feb 9 story corrects lead to remove reference to shelving the investigation.)
BRASILIA Unprecedented graft probes have scorched Brazil's political landscape and created the opening for a clean outsider to win the presidential election this October, environmentalist and candidate to the highest office Marina Silva said in a Wednesday interview.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence, a major blow to the popular politician's plans to run again for the presidency this year. | Video
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil An appeals court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold the corruption conviction of Brazil's most influential politician, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a decision that would likely bar him from running in the presidential race this year.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 24 An appeals court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold the corruption conviction of Brazil's most influential politician, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a decision that would likely bar him from running in the presidential race this year.
PORTO ALEGRE Brazilian politicians, voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the country's most popular leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribe.
BRASILIA Ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut Brazil's credit rating further below investment grade on Thursday as doubts grew about a presidential election in October and a push to trim its costly pension system, seen as vital to closing a huge fiscal deficit.
BRASILIA The United States is the largest source of guns entering Brazil that end up in the hands of armed bandits and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian Federal Police report seen by Reuters.
BRASILIA Brazilian police have requested that President Michel Temer answers 50 questions as part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving a decree regulating the country's ports, a government spokesman said on Friday.
BRASILIA, Nov 13 Brazil is likely to inform major creditor countries of a $262.5 million debt owed by Venezuela after it missed a payment under a regional credit accord, three Brazilian government sources said on Monday, as its northern neighbor teeters on the brink of default.
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