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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

Nov 05 2017

Venezuela opposition leader Guevara seeks refuge in Chile ambassador's home

CARACAS Prominent Venezuelan lawmaker Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean ambassador's residence in Caracas amid fears he could be jailed, a development that leaves the ailing opposition with even fewer leaders to take on leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Nov 04 2017

Unversed in debt details, Venezuelans desperate for any relief

CARACAS Venezuelans heaving under an unprecedented economic meltdown know little about the finer points of foreign debt negotiations, but long for anything that would put more food on their plate and slow the world's highest inflation.

Nov 02 2017

Venezuela arrests more oil executives, requests compensation in U.S. case

CARACAS Venezuela has arrested the president of state oil company PDVSA's [PDVSA.UL] procurement subsidiary Bariven, the chief prosecutor said on Thursday, as a graft probe widens into the oil corruption that has long dogged the OPEC country.

Nov 02 2017

Venezuela arrests head of oil firm PDVSA's Bariven unit - sources

CARACAS, Nov 2 The head of Venezuelan oil company PDVSA's subsidiary Bariven was arrested this week, according to two sources and an internal message seen by Reuters, as a graft investigation in the OPEC member swells.

Oct 27 2017

Venezuela's PDVSA pays bond, default jitters ease for now

CARACAS Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] began making a major bond payment due on Friday, easing short-term worries about default but leaving the socialist government with less cash to attend to food shortages and economic depression.

Oct 26 2017

Venezuela graft probe claims another top executive at oil firm PDVSA

CARACAS A top executive at Venezuela's PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] and 10 other oil executives were arrested as part of growing graft investigations that are ridding the state energy company of much of its top brass, the OPEC member's state prosecutor said on Thursday.

Oct 19 2017

Leaders of Venezuela's bruised opposition to travel abroad to denounce 'voting fraud'

CARACAS Key members of Venezuela's opposition, divided and dispirited after losing gubernatorial elections over the weekend, will travel abroad to denounce what it says is a "fraudulent" voting system under leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Oct 19 2017

Venezuela's deteriorating oil quality riles major refiners

CARACAS/HOUSTON Venezuela's state-run oil firm, PDVSA, is increasingly delivering poor quality crude oil to major refiners in the United States, India and China, causing repeated complaints, canceled orders and demands for discounts, according to internal PDVSA documents and interviews with a dozen oil executives, workers, traders and inspectors.

Oct 17 2017

Venezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro defended Venezuela's "secure" election system on Tuesday as opponents struggled to present a united front over allegations of fraud in a nationwide vote surprisingly won by the ruling socialists.

Oct 16 2017

Venezuela vote dispute escalates foreign sanctions threat

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition cried foul on Monday over the ruling socialists' win in gubernatorial elections, raising the threat of more foreign sanctions following the vote in what the United States called "an authoritarian dictatorship." | Video

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