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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 22 2017

Brazil President Temer: 'I won't resign. Oust me if you want'

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation over a corruption scandal, said he would not step down even if he was formally indicted by the Supreme Court. | Video

May 10 2017

Brazil inflation hits lowest in nearly 10 years in April

BRASILIA Brazil's annual inflation rate fell in April to its lowest level in nearly 10 years, bolstering the view of a steep interest rate cut by the central bank at the end of this month.

May 08 2017

Brazil annual inflation in April likely hit lowest in nearly 10 years

BRASILIA Brazil's annual inflation rate in April likely eased to its lowest level in nearly 10 years, which could help prod the central bank to make another steep interest rate cut this month, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.

May 03 2017

Pension reform vote clouds outlook for Brazil's currency: Reuters poll

BRASILIA Brazil's currency will become more volatile in coming months as investors fear lawmakers could block key austerity measures ahead of next year's general elections, strategists said in a Reuters poll.

Apr 27 2017

Brazil's wholesale prices tumble on record harvests

BRASILIA, April 27 Strong crop harvests pushed down wholesale prices in Brazil in April, according to a survey on Thursday, a strong sign that the country's inflation rate should fall well below the government's target in coming months.

Apr 20 2017

Economists see Brazil as too optimistic about pension reform changes

BRASILIA The latest draft bill for Brazil's landmark pension reform is substantially weaker than the original proposal and will probably force the government to take additional austerity measures, economists said on Thursday.

Apr 13 2017

Brazil's Temer urges business as usual after massive bribery probe

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer urged lawmakers on Wednesday to push ahead with business as usual, a day after a Supreme Court justice ordered corruption probes into 98 politicians, including leading legislators and a third of his cabinet. | Video

Apr 12 2017

Brazil makes biggest rate cut since 2009 to fire up economy

BRASILIA Brazil's central bank made its deepest cut to interest in nearly eight years on Wednesday and signaled it might continue its aggressive easing to revive an economy still reeling from its deepest recession ever.

Apr 11 2017

Brazil risks being too hawkish with 100-point rate cut -economists

BRASILIA, April 11 It is not everyday a central bank is branded hawkish for expectations it will cut interest rates by 100 basis points, but that is how many economists, business leaders and politicians see Wednesday's rate decision in Brazil.

Apr 07 2017

POLL-Brazil's central bank set to speed up rate cuts next week

BRASILIA, April 7 Brazil's central bank will probably cut interest rates next week at the fastest pace since 2009, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, in its latest attempt to end a two-year recession as inflation continues to ease rapidly.

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