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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

11 Feb 2018

Exclusive - Brazil police see no evidence in port bribery case against president

(This Feb 9 story corrects lead to remove reference to shelving the investigation.)

02 Feb 2018

Boeing proposes Embraer tie-up excluding defence unit - source

BRASILIA Boeing Co has sought the Brazilian government's approval of a partnership with planemaker Embraer SA that would create a new company focused on commercial aviation, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

22 Jan 2018

Brazil's J&F may reopen leniency deal, confess to insider trading -source

BRASÍLIA, Jan 22 Brazil's J&F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA , is renegotiating its leniency agreement and considering agreeing to a confession of insider trading by jailed owners Joesley and Wesley Batista, a source from the prosecutor's office said.

10 Jan 2018

U.S. biggest source of illegal foreign guns in Brazil - report

BRASILIA The United States is the largest source of guns entering Brazil that end up in the hands of armed bandits and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian Federal Police report seen by Reuters.

06 Jan 2018

Brazil police request Temer answer questions in alleged graft probe

BRASILIA Brazilian police have requested that President Michel Temer answers 50 questions as part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving a decree regulating the country's ports, a government spokesman said on Friday.

04 Jan 2018

Brazil doubles investigators in corruption cases against sitting politicians

BRASILIA Brazil's Federal Police have nearly doubled the number of agents assigned to investigate sitting politicians suspected of corruption in the nation's largest graft scandal ever, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

28 Dec 2017

Brazil's top court suspends parts of President Temer's Christmas pardons

BRASILIA The head of Brazil's Supreme Court suspended parts of a Christmas decree from President Michel Temer granting pardons to convicted criminals on Thursday, saying Temer's actions needed further examination by the court.

23 Dec 2017

Boeing seeks to salve Brazil concerns over Embraer approach

BRASILIA/PARIS Boeing Co sought to calm Brazilian concern about a potential tie-up with Embraer SA after President Michel Temer and other officials warned they would veto any full takeover bid for the regional jet maker. | Video

07 Dec 2017

Temer, congressional leaders delay Brazil pension vote

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer has agreed with congressional leaders to delay a key vote on pension legislation in the lower house until the week of Dec. 18, the speaker of the body, Rodrigo Maia, said on Thursday.

04 Dec 2017

Support for Brazil's pension reform more organised - lawmaker

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO The government of Brazil's President Michel Temer is far from assembling the coalition needed to pass a landmark pension reform, but potential supporters of the measure are now more organised, a key legislator said on Monday.

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