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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 23 2017

Venezuela governors sworn in, showing opposition disunity

CARACAS In another setback for Venezuela's dispirited opposition, four of its five state governors broke with their coalition's official stance on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody.

Oct 12 2017

No visas, bad jobs: Venezuelan emigrants reluctantly return home

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Early last year, Leandro Colmenares sold his car and his apartment and fled Venezuela's profound economic crisis, joining a wave of emigration to other Latin American countries.

Sep 26 2017

Venezuela opposition won't attend scheduled talks with government

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition said on Tuesday it will not join scheduled talks with President Nicolas Maduro's government, undercutting a dialogue effort that has been viewed with suspicion by many adversaries of the ruling Socialist Party.

Aug 24 2017

Venezuela's injured activists struggle to heal

CARACAS Jesus Ibarra, a 19-year-old engineering student, has been barely able to walk or talk since a tear gas canister crushed part of his skull during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro and he fell unconscious into a river that carries sewage.

Jul 20 2017

Senior Venezuela diplomat at U.N. breaks with Maduro government

CARACAS A senior diplomat representing Venezuela at the United Nations in New York has broken with President Nicolas Maduro over abuses during anti-government protests, opening another crack in the unpopular leftist's administration.

Jul 20 2017

Senior Venezuela diplomat at U.N. breaks with Maduro government

CARACAS A senior diplomat representing Venezuela at the United Nations in New York has broken with President Nicolas Maduro over abuses during anti-government protests, opening another crack in the unpopular leftist's administration.

Jul 20 2017

Senior Venezuela diplomat at U.N. breaks with Maduro government

CARACAS A senior diplomat representing Venezuela at the United Nations in New York has broken with President Nicolas Maduro over abuses during anti-government protests, opening another crack in the unpopular leftist's administration.

Jul 07 2017

Venezuela's Maduro orders state workers to vote for assembly

CARACAS With many Venezuelans angry at the government and planning to sit out a July 30 vote for a new superbody assembly, President Nicolas Maduro has ordered all state workers to take part, seeking to avoid an embarrassingly low turnout.

Jul 06 2017

'The Venezuelan factor,' entrepreneurs adapt to nation in crisis

CARACAS Unfazed by Venezuela's political unrest, devastated economy and ranking as one of the world's worst places to do business, two years ago Johel Fernandez started making sweatshirts emblazoned with icons of Caracas for online customers overseas.

Jun 29 2017

More Venezuelan children dying from preventable diseases amid crisis

CARACAS/LA GUAJIRA, Venezuela Twelve-year-old Samuel Becerra went to Venezuela's main pediatric hospital for routine dialysis in March. | Video

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