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Joseph Guyler Delva

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

Sep 12 2017

Macron vows Caribbean rebuild as anger rises against European powers

PORT-AU-PRINCE French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to quickly rebuild the islands of the French Caribbean during a visit on Tuesday meant to dispel anger at his government's response to Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 43 people in the region. | Video

Sep 12 2017

Macron vows Caribbean rebuild as anger rises against European powers

PORT-AU-PRINCE French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to quickly rebuild the islands of the French Caribbean during a visit on Tuesday meant to dispel anger at his government's response to Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 43 people in the region. | Video

Sep 12 2017

Violent street protests break out in Haiti over tax hikes

PORT-AU-PRINCE Protesters in Haiti damaged commercial buildings in the capital city and set cars on fire on Tuesday, angered by government tax hikes that come at a time when foreign aid is declining.

Jul 05 2017

Haiti plans recruitment for small army: defense minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haiti plans to start recruiting for a small, newly reformed army, the defense minister said on Tuesday, while critics questioned the need for such a force in a poor country with a history of military coups.

Mar 03 2017

Ex-Haitian President Preval dies, first to peacefully hand over power

PORT-AU-PRINCE Former Haitian President Rene Preval, 74, the first leader in Haiti's history to win a democratic election, serve a full term and peacefully hand power to a successor, died on Friday after falling unconscious at his home. | Video

Feb 07 2017

Businessman Jovenel Moise takes office as president of Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE Businessman Jovenel Moise became Haiti's new president on Tuesday, ending a political stalemate that lasted more than a year with his promise to deliver thousands of new jobs. | Video

Jan 29 2017

Haiti president-elect says Trump business background to help ties

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's incoming president said on Sunday he believed U.S. President Donald Trump's business background would give him a better grasp of bilateral relations, as the impoverished Caribbean nation recovers from a devastating hurricane.

Jan 10 2017

U.S. citizens targeted after extradition of Haiti ex-coup leader  

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian police have evacuated some 50 U.S. citizens to safety after attempted attacks by supporters of Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, who was arrested and extradited to the United States last week, a police official said on Monday.

Jan 05 2017

Leader of 2004 Haitian coup extradited to U.S. on drug rap

PORT-AU-PRINCE A Haitian politician and former coup leader was arrested and extradited on Thursday to the United States, where he is wanted for alleged drug trafficking and money laundering, authorities said.

Jan 03 2017

Jovenel Moise clinches Haiti presidency, poll fraud ruled out

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian businessman Jovenel Moise was declared the official winner of November presidential elections in the impoverished Caribbean nation on Tuesday, after an electoral tribunal ruled out allegations of massive fraud at the polls.

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