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Jorge Pineda

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 16 2017

Tens of thousands march over corruption in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the capital of the Dominican Republic on Sunday in the biggest demonstration of anger over corruption in decades following a landmark bribery case against top officials.

May 29 2017

Dominican Republic arrests officials in Odebrecht bribery probe

SANTO DOMINGO Nearly a dozen people, including current and former top officials, were arrested in the Dominican Republic early Monday for ties to $92 million in bribes paid by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to obtain public works contracts.

May 17 2016

Dominican president celebrates reelection, sporadic violence flares

SANTO DOMINGO President Danilo Medina declared electoral victory in the Dominican Republic on Monday as results showed him ahead with a huge margin, but the win was marred by deaths and violence exacerbated by the slow pace of the vote count. | Video

May 16 2016

Dominicans frustrated by slow election results kill six: official

SANTO DOMINGO Six people were shot dead at voting centers after polls closed in Dominican Republic's presidential election, the electoral chief said on Monday, blaming the clashes on delays to results stemming from parties' insistence on manual vote counting.

May 16 2016

Dominican Republic's Medina cruising to second term: partial results

SANTO DOMINGO, May 15 Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina appeared to have easily won re-election, with partial results late on Sunday showing his record of a surging economy and social projects swayed voters in the Caribbean nation despite graft accusations.

May 15 2016

Medina favoured in Dominican election; economy beats graft claims

SANTA DOMINGO Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina is poised to win the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, with polls showing voters crediting him with economic growth and social projects, while less concerned about accusations of graft.

May 15 2016

Medina favored in Dominican election; economy beats graft claims

SANTA DOMINGO, May 15 Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina is poised to win the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, with polls showing voters crediting him with economic growth and social projects, while less concerned about accusations of graft.

Mar 04 2016

Frenchman arrives in Dominican Republic for 'air cocaine' trial

SANTO DOMINGO A Frenchman wanted in the Dominican Republic for helping to orchestrate a dramatic speedboat escape of two pilots convicted of cocaine trafficking arrived in the capital early on Friday to face trial in the Caribbean nation.

Nov 03 2015

Convicted 'Air Cocaine' French pilots flee Dominican Republic

PARIS/SANTO DOMINGO A French pilot who fled the Dominican Republic in what appeared to be a well-planned escape by speedboat after being convicted of drug trafficking said on Tuesday that he did so to get his story heard.

Nov 03 2015

Convicted 'Air Cocaine' French pilots flee Dominican Republic

(This October 27, 2015 story was refiled to correct the byline to Jorge Pineda, not Pinon)

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