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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 13 2017

More than 20 break out of military-guarded prison in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA Some 22 gang members escaped from one of Hondura's most overcrowded prisons this week ahead of a transfer to a higher-security facility, defying the military guards tasked with bringing order to the prison system, an official said Saturday.

Mar 08 2017

Israeli coffee firm bets on women farmers in developing nations

TEL AVIV/TEGUCIGALPA From the sparsely populated mountains of Honduras to an island on Congo's Lake Kivu, women - many of them victims of domestic violence - have united to provide for their families by growing coffee.

Jan 09 2017

Taiwan courts Central America after U.S. visit angers China

TEGUCIGALPA Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen praised Honduras for its loyalty on Monday at the start of a trip to four Central American nations aimed at strengthening ties, days after she met U.S. lawmakers in Texas on a visit that angered China.

Nov 24 2016

Central Americans surge north, hoping to reach U.S. before Trump inauguration

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY Central American countries warned on Thursday that large numbers of migrants have fled their poor, violent homes since Donald Trump's surprise election win, hoping to reach the United States before he takes office next year.

May 02 2016

Honduras arrests four suspects in killing of activist Caceres

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran police have arrested four people in connection with the killing of environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Caceres, including an employee of a company whose project she helped block, the attorney general's office said on Monday.

Nov 20 2015

Syrians flee war to brave smugglers' gauntlet in volatile Latin America

TEGUCIGALPA A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek documents in Honduras, their epic journey exposing a little-known southern smuggling route for Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Nov 20 2015

Syrians flee war to brave smugglers' gauntlet in volatile Latin America

TEGUCIGALPA A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek documents in Honduras, their epic journey exposing a little-known southern smuggling route for Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Nov 19 2015

Syrians flee war to brave smugglers' gauntlet in volatile Latin America

TEGUCIGALPA A group of five Syrians paid smugglers $10,000 each to travel through multiple countries before being detained for carrying false Greek documents in Honduras, their epic journey exposing a little-known southern smuggling route for Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Nov 19 2015

Syrians held in Honduras travelled through several countries on forged passports

TEGUCIGALPA Five Syrian men detained in Honduras carrying forged Greek passports travelled through multiple countries before they were stopped, officials said, raising questions about how they were able to move through border controls with such apparent ease.

Nov 19 2015

Syrians held in Honduras traveled through several countries on forged passports

TEGUCIGALPA Five Syrian men detained in Honduras carrying forged Greek passports traveled through multiple countries before they were stopped, officials said, raising questions about how they were able to move through border controls with such apparent ease.

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