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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

May 24 2017

Mexico's ruling party battles leftist nemesis in key state vote

ECAPTEPEC, Mexico Nine decades of rule by President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico's most populous state are hanging in the balance in an election that could batter its hopes of keeping power nationally in 2018.

May 24 2017

Mexico's ruling party battles leftist nemesis in key state vote

ECAPTEPEC, Mexico Nine decades of rule by President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico's most populous state are hanging in the balance in an election that could batter its hopes of keeping power nationally in 2018.

May 15 2017

Mexico enlists dolphins to help endangered tiny porpoise

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government has enlisted the help of three trained dolphins to locate in the wild their less fortunate cousin, the rare vaquita porpoise, in an effort to bring back from the brink of extinction a species with fewer than 40 specimens left.

May 11 2017

Gunmen kill activist who searched for Mexico's disappeared: authorities

MEXICO CITY Armed gunmen shot and killed a prominent Mexican activist dedicated to searching for "disappeared" persons in the violent northern state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Thursday.

Apr 12 2017

Mexican court blocks drug lord's extradition to U.S.

MEXICO CITY, April 12 A Mexican court has blocked efforts by the foreign ministry to extradite jailed drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva to the United States, judicial authorities said on Wednesday, just a few months after top kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sent north.

Feb 23 2017

Mexico bristles at 'hostile' Trump deportation rules before U.S. talks

MEXICO CITY Mexico reacted with anger on Wednesday to what one official called "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines hours before senior Trump administration envoys began arriving in Mexico City for talks on the volatile issue. | Video

Feb 10 2017

Mexico's own populist politician softens tone in bid for presidency

MEXICO CITY, Mexico's home-grown populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tapped into wide discontent with the ruling party and resentment toward Donald Trump to make a bid for the center ground, raising his chances of winning the presidency next year.

Jan 26 2017

Trump summit with Mexico's Pena Nieto still on, 'for now'

MEXICO CITY, A summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto next week is still on "for now", Mexico's foreign minister said on Wednesday, despite pressure at home to scrap it over objections to a border wall.

Jan 25 2017

Mexico opposition leader urges U.N. lawsuit over Trump wall

TLAPANALOYA, Mexico A leading contender for the Mexican presidency urged his government to lodge a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations for the wall he plans to build on the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants.

Sep 13 2016

Mexico puts federal police under spotlight over 43 student deaths

MEXICO CITY Mexico has widened its investigation into the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala in 2014 to examine the role of federal and state police, a federal prosecutor said.

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