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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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5:21am BST

Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

QUITO/LIMA Venezuelans entering Ecuador and Peru will soon be required to show their passports, rather than national identity cards, the Ecuadorean government and Peruvian official sources said on Thursday, amid concerns over an influx of economic migrants.

4:29am BST

Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

QUITO/LIMA Venezuelans entering Ecuador and Peru will soon be required to show their passports, rather than national identity cards, the Ecuadorean government and Peruvian official sources said on Thursday, amid concerns over an influx of economic migrants.

10 Aug 2018

Peru's new president spurns opposition proposals on referendum

PUCALLPA, Peru Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected calls to include measures proposed by opposition lawmakers in a national anti-corruption referendum that would bar them from serving consecutive terms in Congress.

10 Aug 2018

Peru president expects lithium, uranium mining laws passed in six months

PUCALLPA, Peru Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told Reuters his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.

10 Aug 2018

Peru president expects lithium, uranium mining laws passed in 6 months

PUCALLPA, Peru, Aug 10 Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told Reuters his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.

28 Jul 2018

Peru president proposes referendum on political, judicial reform

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra challenged the opposition-run Congress on Saturday to call a referendum on judicial and political reforms aimed at uprooting systemic corruption in one of Latin America's most promising economies.

13 Jun 2018

In Peru, a makeshift soccer field unites shantytown community

LIMA Nueva Union doesn't have running water, a connection to the electrical grid or paved roads.

05 Jun 2018

Peru's finance minister quits over fuel tax hikes, president shifts focus to unpaid corporation tax

LIMA Peruvian Finance Minister David Tuesta resigned on Monday as truck and bus drivers called off plans for a major protest against his fuel tax hikes and the president promised to shift the focus on collecting taxes owed by big companies.

23 May 2018

Peru president cancels London-based Tullow's offshore oil contracts

LIMA The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra cancelled his predecessor's decision to award five offshore oil contracts to London-based Tullow Oil PLC shortly before resigning, citing insufficient consultations with coastal residents.

16 May 2018

From Madrid to Miami, Venezuelan migrants seethe at Maduro yet sit out vote

CARACAS/MADRID/LIMA Often arriving thin and penniless in South American capitals after long bus trips across the continent, many Venezuelan migrants blame President Nicolas Maduro for the crushing economic crisis that forced them to flee.

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