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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

Oct 19 2017

Leaders of Venezuela's bruised opposition to travel abroad to denounce 'voting fraud'

CARACAS Key members of Venezuela's opposition, divided and dispirited after losing gubernatorial elections over the weekend, will travel abroad to denounce what it says is a "fraudulent" voting system under leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Oct 19 2017

Venezuela's deteriorating oil quality riles major refiners

CARACAS/HOUSTON Venezuela's state-run oil firm, PDVSA, is increasingly delivering poor quality crude oil to major refiners in the United States, India and China, causing repeated complaints, canceled orders and demands for discounts, according to internal PDVSA documents and interviews with a dozen oil executives, workers, traders and inspectors.

Oct 17 2017

Venezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro defended Venezuela's "secure" election system on Tuesday as opponents struggled to present a united front over allegations of fraud in a nationwide vote surprisingly won by the ruling socialists.

Oct 16 2017

Venezuela vote dispute escalates foreign sanctions threat

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition cried foul on Monday over the ruling socialists' win in gubernatorial elections, raising the threat of more foreign sanctions following the vote in what the United States called "an authoritarian dictatorship." | Video

Oct 15 2017

Venezuela socialists win regional vote, opposition sees fraud

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of governorships in Venezuela's regional election on Sunday, drawing fraud suspicions from the opposition whom polls had shown poised for a big win.

Oct 05 2017

Venezuela's unrest, food scarcity take psychological toll on children

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela Venezuelan siblings Jeremias, 8, and Victoria, 3, were in their pajamas and preparing to go to bed when a tear gas canister smashed through their family's kitchen window in early July.

Sep 29 2017

One million unvaccinated Venezuelan kids vulnerable in measles outbreak: doctors

CARACAS Around 1 million unvaccinated Venezuelan children are susceptible to measles, a highly contagious disease that has re-emerged in the crisis-stricken South American nation, a group of doctors estimated on Friday.

Sep 25 2017

Venezuela doctors in protest urge stronger WHO stance on health crisis

CARACAS Venezuela's doctors, fed up with what they called the World Health Organization's passive attitude toward the country's deep medical crisis, protested at the agency's Caracas office on Monday to demand more pressure on the government and additional assistance.

Sep 08 2017

New Venezuela prosecutor expects more arrests in oil graft cases

CARACAS Venezuela's new chief prosecutor Tarek Saab said he expects further arrests in widening oil-sector bribery scandals, after most of state energy company PDVSA's top brass in the western region was detained in a major sweep this week.

Sep 05 2017

Venezuela arrests top oil executive, eight other PDVSA employees: sources

CARACAS Venezuela has arrested the state oil company's boss for the western region and eight other executives at PDVSA, according to an internal company memo and a half-dozen sources in the OPEC member's oil industry.

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