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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

Sep 28 2017

Exxon's big bet on Brazil oil could signal major pre-salt role

RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp's big bet on Brazil's offshore Campos basin shows its willingness to pay up to replenish its reserves and may pave the way for hefty bids in October auctions in the country's rich pre-salt areas, analysts said.

Sep 27 2017

Exxon Mobil bets on Brazil, buys 10 oil blocks in auction

RIO DE JANEIRO Exxon Mobil Corp vastly expanded its presence in Brazil on Wednesday, winning 10 blocks in the country's 14th round of bidding for oil exploration and production rights, helping the cash-strapped nation fetch a record 3.8 billion reais ($1.19 billion).

Sep 25 2017

Brazil oil auction to gauge investor appetite amid reforms

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's oil auction this week will test whether a raft of market-friendly reforms under President Michel Temer can tempt investors back to a sector tarnished by a corruption scandal at state-controlled oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro SA.

Sep 24 2017

Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320

MEXICO CITY Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states. | Video

Sep 23 2017

In Mexico, frantic rescuers keep up search for quake survivors

MEXICO CITY An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck.

Sep 23 2017

Tempers fray as search for survivors winds down after Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY Tempers frayed in Mexico City on Friday as the search for survivors amidst twisted rubble of collapsed buildings began to wind down three days after the country's most deadly earthquake in a generation. | Video

Aug 18 2017

Exclusive: Few foreign bids expected for Petrobras $1 billion natgas project - sources

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Taking aim at local corruption, Brazil is trying to get competition among global players to build a $1 billion natural gas plant, but the number of foreign bids will be smaller than anticipated due to more stringent requirements, sources said.

Aug 11 2017

'Mermaids' find raison d'etre in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO Children with disabilities being treated at Brazil's hospitals, where economic hardship has crimped services, are getting an emotional lift from a mythical creature of the sea: a mermaid.

Aug 08 2017

Vale CFO Siani sees share conversion plan luring more global investors

RIO DE JANEIRO A plan to merge Vale SA's different classes of stock into a single, common one should help the world's No. 1 iron ore producer lure more Asian investors and specialized mining and metals funds as shareholders, Chief Financial Officer Luciano Siani told the Reuters Latin American Investment Summit.

Aug 04 2017

A year after Olympics, Brazil's army called to quell violence in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO The deployment of 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro last week and the funeral on Monday for an unborn baby killed in one of numerous shootouts there were not part of Brazil's plan for marking the one-year anniversary of the Olympic Games held in the city.


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