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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

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.

11 May 2018

Peru slams blackface skit of soccer star on FOX Sports

LIMA Peruvians slammed on Thursday a blackface imitation of one of the country's star soccer players on the local FOX Sports news channel, saying it perpetuated the kind of racial discrimination that is punishable with jailtime.

11 May 2018

Peru slams blackface skit of soccer star on FOX Sports

LIMA, May 10 Peruvians slammed on Thursday a blackface imitation of one of the country's star soccer players on the local FOX Sports news channel, saying it perpetuated the kind of racial discrimination that is punishable with jailtime.

14 Apr 2018

Latam summit overshadowed by Syria, trade and China

LIMA Latin American leaders met in Peru for a regional summit on Friday that was overshadowed by Washington's decision to order military strikes on Syria, prompting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to abruptly leave the opening ceremony.

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.

11 Apr 2018

Trump cancels trip to Latin America, prompting relief and criticism

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled his first official trip to Latin America, the White House announced on Tuesday, triggering a mix of relief and criticism from a region he has repeatedly disparaged over immigration, narcotics and trade.

09 Apr 2018

'Smile and nod' - Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

WASHINGTON/LIMA U.S. President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely to be awkward and tense.

09 Apr 2018

'Smile and nod': Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

WASHINGTON/LIMA, April 9 U.S. President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely to be awkward and tense.

05 Apr 2018

Tullow Oil deals signed by disgraced Peru ex-president under fire

LIMA Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's critics call it his last act.

29 Mar 2018

Peruvian slaps lawmaker on live TV as politicians draw public ire

LIMA How unpopular are elected officials in Peru, where a sprawling corruption scandal recently toppled a sitting president? On Wednesday, a woman on the street slapped a ruling party lawmaker in the face as he took questions from journalists.

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