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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

25 May 2018

Brazil truckers suspend strike, govt to subsidize diesel prices

BRASILIA Brazil's government struck a deal with truck drivers on Thursday to suspend a four-day protest that crippled swathes of the Latin America's largest economy, promising changes to diesel pricing that could leave it footing a 5 billion reais ($1.37 billion) bill this year.

22 May 2018

Brazil's unpopular leader scraps re-election plan, backs Meirelles

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer scrapped plans to run for re-election on Tuesday and said he supported his former finance minister, Henrique Meirelles, to stand as the presidential candidate of the ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB).

03 May 2018

Brazil's Meirelles says government unpopularity would not handicap bid

BRASILIA Potential Brazilian presidential candidate Henrique Meirelles is certain his success in steering the economy through stormy waters will shield him from voters' disapproval of the current administration he served as finance minister.

21 Apr 2018

Six South American nations suspend membership of anti-U.S. bloc

BRASILIA Half of the nations belonging to Unasur, a South American bloc set up a decade ago to counter U.S. sway in the region, have decided to suspend their membership, a Brazilian official told Reuters on Friday.

19 Apr 2018

Jailed Lula's likely heir tries to keep Brazil's left together

SAO PAULO The most likely political heir to jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva insists the leftist leader is still the Workers Party's candidate for the October elections, but he is preparing to step into the role.

15 Apr 2018

U.S. urges regional leaders to isolate Venezuela's Maduro

LIMA The United States urged regional leaders on Saturday to take stronger steps to isolate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as it joined a declaration condemning the worsening humanitarian crisis and political repression in the South American nation.

14 Apr 2018

Americas leaders open summit by weighing in on U.S. strikes in Syria

LIMA, April 14 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday backed air strikes on Syria's chemical weapons program by the United States and its allies, but Argentina, Brazil and Peru at a summit in Lima voiced caution about escalating military action.

12 Apr 2018

U.S. eyes import quotas in Brazil steel tariff talks: sources

LIMA The U.S. government has proposed a quota for tariff-free imports of Brazilian steel, two Brazilian officials who participated in a U.S.-Brazil meeting told Reuters on Thursday, offering to soften trade barriers after tough talk last month.

12 Apr 2018

U.S. eyes import quotas in Brazil steel tariff talks -sources

LIMA, April 12 The U.S. government has proposed a quota for tariff-free imports of Brazilian steel, two Brazilian officials who participated in a U.S.-Brazil meeting told Reuters on Thursday, offering to soften trade barriers after tough talk last month.

26 Mar 2018

Brazil finance minister may vie for ruling party presidential nod

BRASILIA Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Monday he will decide next week whether to resign to run for the presidency, as he competes with President Michel Temer for the nomination of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) party.

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