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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 Apr 2018

Afghan football star helps Mexican streetkids score World Cup goal

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Yelling commands and lunging for the ball on the balding astro turf, Khalida Popal drilled the team of nine Mexican teenage girls through soccer training, weeks before they jet off to Russia for the World Cup - the street children's version. | Video

27 Mar 2018

Leader of U.S. self-help groups accused of sex trafficking

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The founder of U.S.-based self-help groups faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted on charges of sex trafficking, according to authorities who say he ran a secret society that enslaved women and branded them with his initials.

27 Mar 2018

Leader of U.S. self-help groups accused of sex trafficking

TEPIC, Mexico, March 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The founder of U.S.-based self-help groups faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted on charges of sex trafficking, according to authorities who say he ran a secret society that enslaved women and branded them with his initials.

14 Mar 2018

U.S. mayors call for federal government to bolster cities

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mayors from 21 U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles backed a proposal calling for the federal government to better channel infrastructure funding, boost affordable housing and strengthen businesses and communities to withstand shocks.

10 Mar 2018

In Iceland, global warming no longer a joke: president

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Icelanders have long joked that global warming was something people on the chilly Nordic island could look forward to, but as ice caps and glaciers melt at record speeds, that gag is wearing thin, according to the country's president.

10 Mar 2018

'Paris of the oceans' pact crucial to save seas, says WWF head

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To save the world's oceans from rampant over-fishing, pollution and degradation, countries should hammer out a deal like the Paris Agreement on climate change that sets stringent targets for protection, said the head of global conservation group WWF.

10 Mar 2018

"Paris of the oceans" pact crucial to save seas, says WWF head

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T o save the world's oceans from rampant over-fishing, pollution and degradation, countries should hammer out a deal like the Paris Agreement on climate change that sets stringent targets for protection, said the head of global conservation group WWF.

09 Mar 2018

Brazil protecting vast sea areas in bid to safeguard biodiversity

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil will protect two vast marine areas in a bid to help preserve its biodiversity, meaning a quarter of the country's oceans will be safeguarded, the nation's president said on Friday.

09 Mar 2018

Brazil protecting vast sea areas in bid to safeguard biodiversity

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, March 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - B razil will protect two vast marine areas in a bid to help preserve its biodiversity, meaning a quarter of the country's oceans will be safeguarded, the nation's president said on Friday.

09 Mar 2018

Mexico looks to legalize rare fish trade to save endangered porpoise

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico is considering legalizing the trade in rare totoaba fish in order to save the world's most vulnerable marine mammal, the country's environment minister said.

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