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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

02 Aug 2018

Pressure to secure Mexico energy supply endangers green dream

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will have a better chance of slashing poverty and inequality if he weaves a strong green thread through his policies, analysts say.

02 Aug 2018

ANALYSIS-Pressure to secure Mexico energy supply endangers green dream

TEPIC, Mexico, Aug 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will have a better chance of slashing poverty and inequality if he weaves a strong green thread through his policies, analysts say.

27 Jul 2018

Techno and test-tubes: Climate-hit Caribbean touts new tourism

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Promoter Ryan Kruger scouted five potential locations for his Vujaday techno festival before opting to hold the five-day event in Barbados, flying in DJs to play to around 1,500 party-goers at a string of dramatic locations around the island in April.

27 Jul 2018

FEATURE-Techno and test-tubes: Climate-hit Caribbean touts new tourism

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Promoter Ryan Kruger scouted five potential locations for his Vujaday techno festival before opting to hold the five-day event in Barbados, flying in DJs to play to around 1,500 party-goers at a string of dramatic locations around the island in April.

26 Jul 2018

Barbados shipping-container diet whets appetite for slow food

HOLETOWN, Barbados (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spooning raw yellowfin tuna caught off the Barbados coast into a mould and finishing the plate with a wave of sliced avocado, Rhea Gilkes strives to include as many local ingredients as she can on the menu of the upmarket Fusion Rooftop restaurant.

26 Jul 2018

FEATURE-Barbados shipping-container diet whets appetite for slow food

HOLETOWN, Barbados, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spooning raw yellowfin tuna caught off the Barbados coast into a mould and finishing the plate with a wave of sliced avocado, Rhea Gilkes strives to include as many local ingredients as she can on the menu of the upmarket Fusion Rooftop restaurant.

25 Jul 2018

Caribbean islands plug into electric car revolution

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With her foot down to show off the acceleration of the zippy electric car, Joanna Edghill spins around the car park before plugging the vehicle into a charging point beneath rows of solar panels converting Caribbean rays into power for the grid.

25 Jul 2018

FEATURE-Caribbean islands plug into electric car revolution

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With her foot down to show off the acceleration of the zippy electric car, Joanna Edghill spins around the car park before plugging the vehicle into a charging point beneath rows of solar panels converting Caribbean rays into power for the grid.

19 Jul 2018

Are the Caribbean's wealthy new citizens a lifeline or a liability?

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investing in the tropical Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada, with its white sand beaches, buys more than a slice of paradise - it comes with citizenship and a passport with visa-free entry to almost 130 countries.

19 Jul 2018

FEATURE-Are the Caribbean's wealthy new citizens a lifeline or a liability?

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I nvesting in the tropical Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada, with its white sand beaches, buys more than a slice of paradise - it comes with citizenship and a passport with visa-free entry to almost 130 countries.

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