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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

Jul 17 2017

Venezuela opposition says 7 million vote in anti-Maduro poll

CARACAS More than 7 million Venezuelans voted in Sunday's unofficial referendum held by the opposition to heap pressure on President Nicolas Maduro and repudiate his plan to rewrite the OPEC nation's constitution, monitors said. | Video

Jun 30 2017

Miner Crystallex wins court order against Nomura over Venezuela deal

CARACAS Canadian miner Crystallex, seeking to recoup financial damages from an expropriation by Venezuela, won U.S. court approval on Friday to bar Japanese bank Nomura from transferring securities owned by the OPEC nation.

Jun 30 2017

Miner Crystallex wins court order against Nomura over Venezuela deal

CARACAS, June 30 Canadian miner Crystallex, seeking to recoup financial damages from an expropriation by Venezuela, won U.S. court approval on Friday to bar Japanse bank Nomura from transferring securities owned by the OPEC nation.

Jun 22 2017

Venezuela in talks with Nomura to sell fixed-income securities -sources

CARACAS Venezuela's central bank is seeking to sell fixed-income securities to Nomura Holdings Inc as a way of raising cash amid an economic crisis, an opposition deputy and a finance industry source said on Thursday, only weeks after a similar deal embroiled the Japanese bank in controversy.

Jun 20 2017

From paintings to flash protests, Venezuelan artists raise voices

CARACAS Deploying poems, paintings and posters, opposition-minded artists in Venezuela are expanding their anti-government protests, offering a peaceful alternative to the violent political unrest costing at least 73 lives in two months.

Jun 13 2017

Venezuela chief prosecutor accuses government of harassment; violence flares

CARACAS Venezuela's chief prosecutor said on Monday her family had been threatened and followed by intelligence agents since she split with the government, and violence broke out in protests at the Supreme Court over a bid to change the constitution.

Jun 06 2017

Venezuela offers bonds to U.S. funds at 80 percent discount- sources

CARACAS, June 6 A Venezuelan state-owned bank is offering $5 billion worth of sovereign bonds maturing in 2036 at a discount of up to 80 percent to several Wall Street funds, according to a lawmaker and a finance industry source.

Jun 05 2017

Goldman, Nomura heeded warnings before Venezuela bond deal

CARACAS/NEW YORK In early May, Goldman Sachs turned down a request from Caracas to convert $5 billion in sovereign bonds into marketable securities partly because it would mean dealing directly with a Venezuelan state bank, according to people familiar with the talks.

Jun 05 2017

Goldman, Nomura heeded warnings before Venezuela bond deal

CARACAS/NEW YORK In early May, Goldman Sachs turned down a request from Caracas to convert $5 billion in sovereign bonds into marketable securities partly because it would mean dealing directly with a Venezuelan state bank, according to people familiar with the talks.

Jun 01 2017

After Goldman storm, Venezuela congress blasts Nomura bond buy

CARACAS The head of Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Thursday slammed Japanese investment bank Nomura Securities for buying about $100 million worth of state oil company bonds, accusing it of helping finance President Nicolas Maduro's "dictatorship."

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