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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

May 16 2017

Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana

HAVANA The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list of sponsors read like the who’s who of the U.S. hotel industry.

May 09 2017

UN reports sharp drop in Cuban exports of refined oil products

HAVANA/HOUSTON, May 9 Cuban exports of refined oil products fell about 97 percent between 2013 and 2016, according to a United Nations trade report released this week, reflecting falling supplies from its political ally Venezuela.

May 03 2017

Russia resumes oil shipments to Cuba, helps fill Venezuelan breach

HAVANA Russia has begun shipping large quantities of oil to Cuba for the first time this century, sources said, as supplies to the island from crisis-wracked Venezuela have dwindled.

Apr 28 2017

Cuba warns of further belt tightening as Venezuelan crisis deepens

HAVANA, April 28 Cuba plans to reduce spending further in 2018 following two years of budget cuts, the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma wrote on Friday, as a deepening crisis in socialist ally Venezuela puts the squeeze on its finances.

Apr 21 2017

Miami electric car dealer sees opportunity in Cuban gas shortage

HAVANA An electric car dealer with a Miami subsidiary is telling Cuba-based diplomats struggling with a gasoline shortage on the Communist-run Caribbean island that they should fret no longer. | Video

Mar 06 2017

Cuba’s Raul Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall and trade policy

HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro harshly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration, trade and other policies on Sunday as Trump reviews a fragile detente with Communist-run Cuba begun by his predecessor Barack Obama. | Video

Feb 14 2017

China piles into Cuba as Venezuela fades and Trump looms

HAVANA From buses and trucks to a $500 million golf resort, China is deepening its business footprint in Cuba, helping the fellow Communist-run state survive a crisis in oil-benefactor Venezuela and insulate against a possible rollback of U.S. detente. | Video

Feb 05 2017

In Cuba visit, Colorado governor sees government desire to work with Trump

HAVANA The governor of Colorado said on Sunday he believes the Cuban government wants to further improve relations with the United States under President Donald Trump, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the Communist-run island nation.

Jan 25 2017

Cuban trade delegation visits U.S. as Trump ponders detente

HAVANA A Cuban trade delegation arrived in the United States this week to visit four states and six ports, even as the Trump administration pondered what to do with a fragile detente initiated by its predecessor.

Jan 18 2017

United States and Cuba complete deals as Trump era set to begin

HAVANA The Obama administration and Cuba continue to sign cooperation agreements this week, scrambling to complete negotiations on a range of issues with just days to go until Donald Trump is sworn in as U.S. president, potentially bringing a chill to relations.

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