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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 15 2017

U.S. lawmakers want retaliation for sonic attacks in Cuba

WASHINGTON/HAVANA Five Republican senators called on Friday for Washington to retaliate for an alleged sonic attack, inaudible to some human ears, on U.S. personnel in Cuba by expelling Cuban diplomats and possibly closing the U.S. embassy in Havana.

Sep 12 2017

Hurricane Irma batters already struggling Cuban economy

HAVANA Cuba's cash-strapped economy has suffered this year from a decline in aid from its chief ally Venezuela, lower exports and a brake on market reforms. And then came Hurricane Irma.

Sep 11 2017

Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba, Castro calls for unity

HAVANA President Raul Castro called on Cubans on Monday to unite in swiftly rebuilding the Caribbean nation in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 10 people during a devastating three-day rampage along the length of the island.

Sep 11 2017

Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba, Castro calls for unity

HAVANA President Raul Castro called on Cubans on Monday to unite in swiftly rebuilding the Caribbean nation in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 10 people during a devastating three-day rampage along the length of the island.

Sep 10 2017

Havana braced for floods after Hurricane Irma rakes Cuban keys

HAVANA/CAIBARIEN Hurricane Irma uprooted trees and tore off roofs in Cuba on Saturday with 125-mile-per-hour (200-km per hour) winds that damaged hotels in the island's best-known beach resorts and forced evacuations as far along the coast as low-lying areas of the capital Havana. | Video

Sep 09 2017

Havana braced for floods after Hurricane Irma rakes Cuban keys

HAVANA/CAIBARIEN Hurricane Irma uprooted trees and tore off roofs in Cuba on Saturday with 125-mile-per-hour (200-km per hour) winds that damaged hotels in the island's best-known beach resorts and forced evacuations as far along the coast as low-lying areas of the capital Havana.

Sep 07 2017

Cuba shuts down nickel industry as Hurricane Irma approaches

HAVANA Cuba has begun to shut down its nickel industry in preparation for Hurricane Irma, state-run television said on Thursday.One of two processing plants, the state-owned Ernesto Che Guevara, was closed, and the second, a joint venture with Canadian miner Sherritt International Corporation, was operating at minimum capacity and was set to close as conditions warrant, the report said.

Sep 07 2017

Cuban dissidents in electoral challenge as Castro era nears end

HAVANA Opponents of the Cuban government are putting forward an unprecedented number of candidates for municipal elections in late October, the first step in a process to select a new president after nearly 60 years of the Castro brothers' rule.

Sep 01 2017

JetBlue Airways opens Havana ticket offices

HAVANA, Sept 1 JetBlue Airways opened two ticketing offices in Havana on Friday, the latest U.S. company to signal confidence in the Cuba market and to shrug off new tensions with the island nation under President Donald Trump.

Aug 25 2017

Canada says not assuming Cuba was behind acoustic incidents

OTTAWA/HAVANA Canada is not automatically assuming that Cuba was behind an alleged "acoustic attack" against U.S. and Canadian personnel in Havana and has no plans to expel Cuban diplomats, an official said on Friday.

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