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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 21 2017

Venezuela anti-government unrest marks 50th day with huge marches

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday to mark 50 days of protests against the unpopular government of President Nicolas Maduro, with unrest gaining momentum despite a rising death toll and chaotic scenes of nighttime looting. | Video

May 18 2017

Venezuela sends 2,000 troops to state hit by looting, protests

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela said it was sending 2,000 soldiers on Wednesday to a border state that is a hotspot of anti-government radicalism after looting that killed a 15-year-old in the latest unrest roiling the nation. | Video

May 18 2017

Mayhem rages in west Venezuela; Capriles blocked from U.N. trip

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela/CARACAS Mobs looted shops and fought security forces overnight in Venezuela's restive western region, where three soldiers were being charged on Thursday with the fatal shooting of a man who was buying diapers for his baby, witnesses said.

May 15 2017

Anti-Maduro protests persist in Venezuela, teenager dies in unrest

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro staged sit-ins and roadblocks across Venezuela on Monday to press for elections, sparking new unrest and a death in the border state of Tachira.

Apr 20 2017

As Venezuela's unrest grows, security forces struggle to boost ranks

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela's security forces are finding that low salaries, fear of violent clashes, and opposition to President Nicolas Maduro are hurting their recruiting and retention efforts, sources in or close to the armed forces and police told Reuters.

Apr 20 2017

As Venezuela's unrest grows, security forces struggle to boost ranks

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela's security forces are finding that low salaries, fear of violent clashes, and opposition to President Nicolas Maduro are hurting their recruiting and retention efforts, sources in or close to the armed forces and police told Reuters.

Apr 20 2017

As Venezuela's unrest grows, security forces struggle to boost ranks

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela's security forces are finding that low salaries, fear of violent clashes, and opposition to President Nicolas Maduro are hurting their recruiting and retention efforts, sources in or close to the armed forces and police told Reuters.

Apr 19 2017

Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Two Venezuelan students and a National Guard sergeant died on Wednesday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a devastating economic crisis. | Video

Apr 07 2017

Venezuelans journey to Colombia for $300 in hard currency

MARACAIBO/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuelan housewife Valentina Uzcategui journeyed to a foreign exchange office in neighboring Colombia last month to buy the equivalent of $300 under a rule that makes her country's strict exchange controls more flexible for residents living near the border.

Jan 23 2017

Venezuela's opposition revives push to end Maduro's rule

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Offering prized bags of flour to police and hurling empty medicine boxes on the floor, Venezuelan opposition protesters launched a new push on Monday to force President Nicolas Maduro from power and end 18 years of socialist rule.

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