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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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08 Feb 2018

Peru proposes to go easier on companies that cooperate under anti-graft bill

LIMA Companies operating in Peru that help prosecutors investigate corruption help would be shielded from financial restrictions under a proposed law to replace expiring anti-graft rules, the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Wednesday.

05 Feb 2018

U.S., Peru agree to keep collaborating in drugs trafficking fight

LIMA Peru's foreign minister said on Monday that she and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had agreed to keep working together to fight drug trafficking, days after President Donald Trump had threatened to curb aid to drug hotspots.

26 Jan 2018

Exclusive - Peru political deal paved way for Fujimori pardon: source

LIMA Three months before he granted Alberto Fujimori a pardon on medical grounds, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski met the jailed former leader's son, lawmaker Kenji Fujimori, to discuss his release, a source close to the president said.

21 Jan 2018

Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru Pope Francis issued a ringing defence of the people and the environment of the Amazon on Friday, saying big business and "consumerist greed" could not be allowed to destroy a natural habitat vital for the entire planet.

20 Jan 2018

Pope's visit to Peru spotlights devastation in rainforest region

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru Two decades ago, Swiss priest Xavier Arbex started sounding alarms.

19 Jan 2018

Pope's visit to Peru spotlights devastation in rainforest region

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru, Jan 19 Two decades ago, Swiss priest Xavier Arbex started sounding alarms about a looming environmental disaster in the remote Amazonian region of Peru where he had settled.

18 Jan 2018

Pope's help sought in Peru on Incan temple taken during conquest

LIMA In his 2015 trip to Bolivia, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the "grave sins" committed against native people in the Americas in the name of the Catholic Church.

12 Jan 2018

Pope Francis to visit Peru as Fujimori pardon roils country

LIMA/VATICAN CITY Pope Francis next week visits Peru, a country divided over former autocrat leader Alberto Fujimori, whose pardon from prison by the current president has reopened wounds from one of the country's darkest periods.

07 Jan 2018

Peru's Fujimori calls for unity after controversial pardon

((This Jan. 6 story corrects time reference on when he was pardoned in first paragraph))

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.

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