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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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19 Jan 2018

Pope lands in Peru as president seeks help in political crisis

LIMA Pope Francis arrived in Peru on Thursday, as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appealed to the pontiff to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.

14 Jan 2018

Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

LIMA A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse. | Video

30 Dec 2017

As Peru president faced impeachment, jailed Fujimori worked to save both

LIMA Last week, as Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski scrambled to survive a bid in Congress to oust him in the wake of a graft scandal, his jailed authoritarian predecessor Alberto Fujimori called on his loyalists in Congress to save the head-of-state.

29 Dec 2017

Thousands of Peruvians march against Fujimori pardon

LIMA Thousands of Peruvians marched on Thursday to protest the president's recent pardoning of former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori, calling for new general elections as a graft scandal ensnares established politicians. | Video

27 Dec 2017

Peru's Fujimori asks for forgiveness, thanks Kuczynski for pardon

LIMA Former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori sought forgiveness from Peruvians "from the bottom of my heart" on Tuesday for shortcomings during his rule, and thanked President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for granting him a Christmas pardon. | Video

26 Dec 2017

Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori; foes take to streets

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, triggering Christmas Eve street clashes as protesters denounced the decision as part of a crude political deal. | Video

22 Dec 2017

Peruvian president divides opposition to avert ousting

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has thwarted a bid in Congress to force him out over a graft scandal, as an opposition lawmaker accused him of securing votes by promising to free ex-president Alberto Fujimori from jail. | Video

21 Dec 2017

Peru president, crying 'coup,' signals VPs would quit if he ousted

LIMA Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday signalled both his vice presidents would resign if Congress forced him from office, calling an opposition bid to remove him a "coup" attempt that had to be resisted.

16 Dec 2017

Peru's Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski

LIMA President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's chances of surviving the political crisis gripping Peru faded on Friday after Congress passed a motion to start "presidential vacancy" procedures with enough votes to unseat him within a week.

05 Dec 2017

Construction executives detained in Peru in graft probe

LIMA Four former and current executives of Peruvian construction companies were detained pending trial on Monday, accused of colluding with Brazilian builder Odebrecht to bribe a former president.

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