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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

Jun 21 2017

Brazil blocks JBS deal, seeks asset freeze amid corruption probe

BRASILIA A Brazilian judge has blocked JBS SA's planned sale of a South American unit while the attorney general's office urged the company's assets be frozen, in signs of fallout from a corruption probe involving the controlling shareholders of the world's No. 1 meatpacker.

Jun 20 2017

Brazilian police deliver graft investigation against Temer

BRASILIA Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA.

Jun 17 2017

Brazil's Temer to sue billionaire foe over graft accusations

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian President Michel Temer denied allegations made by a billionaire businessman in a magazine interview published on Saturday that he led a corruption scheme in which politicians squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, and vowed to sue the businessman.

Jun 07 2017

Exclusive: Brazil orders Caixa to halt loans to J&F - sources

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The Brazilian government has ordered state-controlled lender Caixa Econômica Federal to stop providing financing to a family of billionaires who accused President Michel Temer of working to obstruct a corruption probe, people familiar with the decision said on Tuesday.

Jun 06 2017

Brazil police arrest former minister in World Cup stadium probe

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Police on Tuesday arrested a former tourism minister in a probe into corruption in the construction of a soccer stadium in northeastern Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and also in connection to alleged fraud at a state-run bank.

May 28 2017

Scandal-hit Brazilian leader Temer picks new justice minister

BRASILIA Scandal-plagued Brazilian President Michel Temer on Sunday named a new justice minister, placing a respected legal figure in the position as the leader defends himself against corruption allegations.

May 25 2017

Brazil's Temer ends deployment of troops in capital in face of backlash

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday removed federal troops from the streets of the nation's capital, a day after sending in the army to contain violent protests against his scandal-plagued government.

May 25 2017

Brazil's Temer ends deployment of troops in capital in face of backlash

BRASILIA, May 25 Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday removed federal troops from the streets of the nation's capital, a day after sending in the army to contain violent protests against his scandal-plagued government.

May 23 2017

Brazil police arrest presidential aide in World Cup probe

BRASILIA Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.

May 20 2017

Brazil's leader lambastes bribe accusations made by meat titans

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer on Saturday angrily challenged a recorded conversation implicating him in a corruption probe, saying he would continue as president and asking the Supreme Court to verify the integrity of the recording. | Video

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