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Hugh Bronstein

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

Oct 11 2017

In the mountains of Puerto Rico, hurricane recovery is slower

TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico In the lowlands of Trujillo Alto, a sprawling suburb of San Juan, clean water once again flows in the homes of most residents. But in the mountainous part of the city, which is largely poor and semi-rural, finding clean water remains a daily struggle.

Oct 10 2017

Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises by four to 43

SAN JUAN The death toll in Puerto Rico attributed to Hurricane Maria has reached 43, an official said on Tuesday, up from 39 previously reported as islanders continue to fall victim to infections, bad road conditions and other consequences of the storm.

Oct 09 2017

U.S. mail carriers emerge as heroes in Puerto Rico recovery

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico With the Puerto Rico power grid shredded by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Postal Service has taken the place of cellphone service at the forefront of island communications.

Oct 06 2017

Top Puerto Rico bank says four months too long to wait for power

SAN JUAN Puerto Rico needs to accelerate the timetable for restoring its power grid or else residents will flee for the mainland rather than live without electricity for months, the chairman of the territory's largest bank said on Friday.

Oct 06 2017

Destroyed bridge imperils Puerto Rican village cut off by hurricane

SAN LORENZO, Puerto Rico In the Puerto Rican village of San Lorenzo, where Hurricane Maria destroyed the two-lane concrete bridge connecting residents with the outside world, 95-year-old Rosa Maria Torres waits to be rescued.

Oct 05 2017

Old San Juan shows its resilience after Puerto Rico hurricane

SAN JUAN High atop the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, Jesus Santos applied plaster to the building's damaged facade, all the while belting out operatic love songs that echoed through Old San Juan's eerily empty streets. | Video

Oct 04 2017

How solar energy saved a Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria

BARRANQUITAS, Puerto Rico While his competitors wait for diesel to restart generators knocked out by Hurricane Maria, flower grower Hector Santiago is already back in business because of solar panels powering his 40-acre (16.2-hectare) nursery in central Puerto Rico.

Oct 04 2017

How solar energy saved a Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria

BARRANQUITAS, Puerto Rico While his competitors wait for diesel to restart generators knocked out by Hurricane Maria, flower grower Hector Santiago is already back in business because of solar panels powering his 40-acre (16.2-hectare) nursery in central Puerto Rico.

Oct 03 2017

Joy and relief greet Puerto Rico fuel deliveries after hurricane

QUEBRADILLAS, Puerto Rico When Nestor Rodriguez saw Puma Energy fuel tanker 333 pull into Puerto Rico's Quebradillas gas station at 12:37 p.m. on Monday, he bowed, raising his arms to the heavens. | Video

Oct 03 2017

Joy and relief greet Puerto Rico fuel deliveries after hurricane

QUEBRADILLAS, Puerto Rico When Nestor Rodriguez saw Puma Energy fuel tanker 333 pull into Puerto Rico's Quebradillas gas station at 12:37 p.m. on Monday, he bowed, raising his arms to the heavens. | Video

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