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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

Sep 21 2017

Brazil's Temer says government not considering privatizing Petrobras

NEW YORK Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Wednesday state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro , a symbol of national sovereignty, would stay in public hands even as his government makes an aggressive privatization push. | Video

Sep 11 2017

Brazil probes alleged money laundering on sales to Venezuela's PDVSA

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police on Monday launched an operation involving possible money laundering by the agricultural arm of Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA through imports of agricultural equipment from Brazil, authorities said.

Sep 06 2017

Ex-minister accuses former Brazil President Lula of accepting bribes

BRASILIA The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run for president in 2018.

Sep 06 2017

Ex-minister accuses former Brazil president Lula of accepting bribes

BRASILIA, Sept 6 The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht , adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run in 2018.

Sep 04 2017

Brazil prosecutor says new audio threatens Batista leniency deal

BRASILIA A leniency deal struck between the controlling shareholders of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA and prosecutors may be partially revoked, threatening witnesses' immunity but keeping their testimony, the country's top prosecutor said on Monday.

Sep 01 2017

Oi's Brazil license rift to slow debt talks, source says

BRASILIA A move by Brazil's telecommunications industry watchdog to analyze whether to remove Oi SA's operating license will further complicate Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy protection case, now in its 15th month, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Aug 30 2017

WTO orders Brazil to remove subsidies, government to appeal

BRASILIA The World Trade Organization on Wednesday gave Brazil 90 days to withdraw several industrial stimulus programs, supporting complaints of unfair competition by Japan and the European Union, a decision the government will appeal.

Aug 30 2017

Brazil may list, keep control of post office - source

BRASILIA, Aug 30 Brazil's government could list the national postal service without giving up control, underscoring growing momentum to privatize state assets after President Michel Temer decided to sell a majority stake in the largest power utility, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Aug 17 2017

Brazil to swap environmental fines for recovery works

BRASILIA Brazil will allow environmental transgressors to exchange millionaire fines for recovery works at a discount, the environment minister said on Thursday, in a bid to reduce litigation and raise funds for projects in times of austerity.

Aug 03 2017

Mercosur trade bloc to evict Venezuela: source

BRASILIA South American trade bloc Mercosur will trigger its democratic clause this weekend to suspend Venezuela indefinitely and not allow it back until democracy is restored, a Brazilian government source said on Thursday.

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