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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.

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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 13 2017

Venezuela's PDVSA delays $121 million interest payment: investors

CARACAS The payment of $121 million in interest on debt owed by Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL], which had been scheduled for Oct. 12, has been delayed, four investors told Reuters on Friday.

Oct 06 2017

Awaiting better days, multinationals keep Venezuela units alive - barely

VALENCIA, Venezuela Venezuelan auto worker Celso Nunez spends his days moonlighting as a mover and trading salvaged building materials in his worn-out red pick-up.

Oct 06 2017

RPT-INSIGHT-Awaiting better days, multinationals keep Venezuela units alive - barely

VALENCIA, Venezuela, Oct 6 Venezuelan auto worker Celso Nunez spends his days moonlighting as a mover and trading salvaged building materials in his worn-out red pick-up.

Sep 26 2017

U.S.-based Axalta halts Venezuelan operations, cites 'political situation'

CARACAS U.S. paint manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has halted production in Venezuela because of the country's "economic and political situation" and has laid off its workers, according to employees and a company statement.

Sep 08 2017

Venezuela's Maduro seeks debt negotiations after U.S. sanctions

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified "negotiations" over the country's foreign debt in coming days, in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions.

Sep 08 2017

Venezuela's Maduro says will shun U.S. dollar in favour of yuan, others

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday hiscash-strapped country would seek to "free" itself from the U.S. dollar next week, using the weakest of two official foreign exchange regimes and a basket of currencies.

Sep 07 2017

Venezuela's monthly inflation rises to 34 percent: National Assembly

CARACAS Venezuela's monthly inflation rate jumped to 33.8 percent in August, with food price rises reaching hyper-inflationary levels above 50 percent, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Thursday.

Sep 01 2017

U.S. Interactive Brokers halts purchases of Venezuela debt

CARACAS U.S. electronic brokerage firm Interactive Brokers has informed clients that it will no longer buy Venezuelan bonds for them, according to a message to clients seen by Reuters and confirmed by the company.

Aug 23 2017

Venezuela ex-prosecutor says she has evidence of Maduro corruption

BRASILIA/CARACAS Dismissed Venezuelan prosecutor Luisa Ortega said on Wednesday she had evidence that President Nicolas Maduro was involved in corruption with construction company Odebrecht.

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