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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

Feb 28 2018

Vale aims to cut nickel output costs as world glut looms

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Vale, the world's no. 1 nickel producer, plans to save well over $150 million by reducing costs across its nickel operations, which have notched positive cash flow for the past two months, company executives said on Wednesday.

Feb 20 2018

Brazil's 'What a shot' music video stirs debate amid violent crime wave

RIO DE JANEIRO A viral music video called "What a shot" is stirring debate in Brazil about the glamorization of crime and freedom of expression, as surging crime in Rio de Janeiro has led the government to put troops in charge of security in the tourist city.

Feb 16 2018

Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, who have "virtually taken over" Rio's metropolitan area of 12 million people, President Michel Temer said in announcing the decree. | Video

Feb 01 2018

Soaring demand for female genital surgery sparks debate in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO In Brazil, a country famed for its obsession with the body beautiful, women are increasingly opting for surgery aimed at improving the appearance of their genitals, stirring a debate about sexual empowerment and the pressure for physical perfection.

Dec 29 2017

Bolivia seeks investors to power up lagging lithium output

UYUNI, Bolivia Bolivia hopes surging global lithium demand can lure foreign investors to the country where nearly a decade of state-led development has left output far short of goals for the metal, coveted by makers of batteries for devices from laptops to electric cars. | Video

Dec 14 2017

Exclusive: Chevron nears Schlumberger deal to drill wells in Brazil: sources

RIO DE JANEIRO Chevron Corp has reached preliminary agreement with oil services firm Schlumberger NV to drill six wells in a Brazilian offshore field, two sources said this week, in a bid to lift its output in the South American country after a 2011 oil spill there cut production.

Dec 04 2017

Global factors weigh against Bolivia in gas contract negotiations

SANTA CRUZ Bolivia's declining natural gas reserves, rising global supplies and more flexible sale terms in the international market all count against South America's top gas exporter as it negotiates contracts with Brazil and Argentina, its two biggest customers.

Nov 24 2017

Big gas exporter countries blast unilateral sanctions in dig at U.S

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia Representatives from a group of major energy-exporting nations on Friday said they oppose the use of unilateral sanctions on any of their members - an apparent dig at the United States for its moves against Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

Nov 24 2017

Libya says OPEC could decide to extend output cuts

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia Libya's foreign minister said on Friday that OPEC could decide to extend crude oil production cuts to balance the global oil market when the group meets next week, and that Libya would cooperate with such a decision.

Nov 24 2017

Russia warns global gas oversupply could trigger price 'crisis'

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia Global gas supplies currently exceed demand, a situation that could lead to a "crisis" drop in prices similar to what occurred in the crude oil market, Russian energy minister Alexander Novak said on Friday.


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