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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.

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16 May 2018

Peru to extend growth spurt in April and May -minister

LIMA, May 16 Peru's economy will likely grow between 5 and 6 percent in April and May, through a recovery of confidence and state investment in construction, Finance Minister David Tuesta said on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2018

Panama studies building train to Costa Rica with China

LIMA Panama is considering building a passenger train to Costa Rica with China, a project that would require an initial investment of $5 billion, Panama's President told Reuters in an interview, a sign of the Asian country's growing interest in Latin America.

12 Apr 2018

Chinese ambassador warns U.S. not to drag Latam into trade dispute

LIMA China's ambassador to Peru warned on Wednesday that it would be disrespectful for the United States to drag Latin America into its trade dispute with Beijing, but told Reuters a potential trade war between the world's top two economies could bolster the region's exports.

28 Mar 2018

Peru's Vizcarra to name opposition lawmaker as prime minister -sources

LIMA Peru's new President Martin Vizcarra will appoint an opposition lawmaker as his prime minister next week as he seeks to bridge deep political divides and ensure his administration can govern with the opposition-run Congress, two sources said Wednesday.

24 Mar 2018

New Peruvian leader vows to fight corruption 'at any cost'

LIMA Peru's new President Martin Vizcarra promised to fight corruption "at any cost," two days after his predecessor was toppled by a sprawling graft scandal and constant clashes with the opposition-run Congress.

23 Mar 2018

Scandal-weary Peruvians welcome incoming president Vizcarra

LIMA, March 23 Peru First Vice President and ambassador to Canada Martin Vizcarra called for "faith and optimism" upon arriving at Lima's airport before dawn on Friday, ahead of being sworn in as president to replace outgoing Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned over graft allegations.

22 Mar 2018

Peru's new president to replace PM in bid for consensus - sources

LIMA Peru's incoming president Martin Vizcarra will replace the country's prime minister in a bid to form a consensus government with input from a broad representation of political groups and institutions, two sources close to Vizcarra told Reuters.

22 Mar 2018

Peru prosecutors seek to bar toppled president from leaving country-source

LIMA Anti-graft prosecutors in Peru on Wednesday asked a judge to bar President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from leaving the South American country hours after he announced his resignation in the face of near-certain impeachment, a judiciary source told Reuters. | Video

21 Mar 2018

Peru opposition alleges vote 'buying' to keep Kuczynski in power

LIMA Peru's biggest opposition party released audio and video recordings late on Tuesday in which supporters of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appear to offer lawmakers public work projects in exchange for help defeating an impeachment motion.

18 Mar 2018

Peru president says he used offshore firm to legally avoid U.S. taxes: audio

LIMA Peru's embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told a congressional investigative committee that he used a company in the British Virgin Islands to legally avoid paying U.S. taxes, according to audio heard by Reuters on Sunday.

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