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Ezra Fieser

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

Jun 24 2014

Caribbean cocaine flows to United States keep rising: U.S. official

SANTO DOMINGO The percentage of cocaine flowing to the United States through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the past three years, an Obama administration official said on Tuesday, adding weight to claims that criminal organizations are shifting back to a route they abandoned years ago.

Jun 13 2014

U.S. ambassador to Dominican Republic chides antigays

SANTO DOMINGO The openly gay U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and his husband have fired back at critics who ridiculed them for their sexual orientation.

Jun 13 2014

U.S. ambassador to Dominican Republic hits back at anti-gay critics

SANTO DOMINGO, June 13 The openly gay U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and his husband have fired back at critics who ridiculed them for their sexual orientation.

May 23 2014

Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreads in the Caribbean

PORT-AU-PRINCE/SANTO DOMINGO A painful mosquito-borne virus spreading quickly through the Caribbean is causing alarm in Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic, where health officials are scrambling to respond to a surge of new patients.

May 23 2014

Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreads in the Caribbean

PORT-AU-PRINCE/SANTO DOMINGO, May 23 A painful mosquito-borne virus spreading quickly through the Caribbean is causing alarm in Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic, where health officials are scrambling to respond to a surge of new patients.

May 23 2014

Dominican Republic's more humane prison model

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic Gone are the satellite dishes that once crowded the prison rooftop, feeding signals to flat-screen TVs in the private suites for which drug lords and other wealthy inmates used to pay upwards of $25,000.

May 23 2014

Dominican Republic's more humane prison model

SAN CRISTOBAL Dominican Republic Gone are the satellite dishes that once crowded the prison rooftop, feeding signals to flat-screen TVs in the private suites for which drug lords and other wealthy inmates used to pay upwards of $25,000 (14,845 pounds).

May 22 2014

Dominican Republic's more humane prison model

SAN CRISTOBAL Dominican Republic Gone are the satellite dishes that once crowded the prison rooftop, feeding signals to flat-screen TVs in the private suites for which drug lords and other wealthy inmates used to pay upwards of $25,000.

May 16 2014

Dominican Republic's 'empty bottles' diplomats under scrutiny

SANTO DOMINGO Diplomatic postings make for some of the cushiest jobs in many poor countries, but the Dominican Republic's foreign service appears to have few rivals in the Americas when it comes to political cronyism and wasted taxpayers' money.

May 16 2014

Proposed Dominican Republic immigration law gets mixed reaction

SANTO DOMINGO Proposed legislation offering a path to citizenship for tens of thousands of Dominican-born children of immigrants met mixed reactions on Friday from human rights groups, with some saying it does not protect enough people who could lose citizenship due to a court ruling.

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