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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

Apr 18 2018

Venezuela arrests two Chevron executives amid oil purge

CARACAS/HOUSTON Chevron Corp said on Tuesday two of its executives were arrested in Venezuela, a rare move likely to spook foreign energy firms still operating in the OPEC nation stricken by hyperinflation, shortages and crime.

Apr 17 2018

Venezuela arrests two Chevron employees amid oil industry purge

CARACAS/HOUSTON, April 17 Venezuela arrested two Chevron Corp employees, the U.S. oil major said on Tuesday, in what appeared to be the first arrests of a foreign oil company's direct employees during a purge of alleged graft in the OPEC nation.

Apr 17 2018

Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede

CARACAS Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela's oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron.

Mar 23 2018

Venezuela oil workers clash with security officials in PDVSA cafeteria protest

CARACAS Angry Venezuelan oil workers demanding better benefits to counter crushing hyperinflation and food shortages clashed with security officials during a rare protest in the cafeteria of state oil company PDVSA's headquarters on Friday.

Mar 19 2018

Venezuelan health system decays further, opposition-led survey says

CARACAS Venezuela's health system is sinking into further disarray, a survey led by the opposition-dominated Congress showed on Monday, with most hospitals plagued by water outages, unable to feed patients and lacking even basic devices like catheters.

Mar 02 2018

Special report: A journey on a caravan of misery

CARACAS Just after dawn, dozens of Venezuelans gathered at the dark bus station in Caracas. They lugged one big suitcase each, as well as blankets, toilet paper, cheap bread and jugs of water. Weeping wives, confused children and elderly parents hugged them over and over until it was time to check tickets and weigh bags, then hung back, waiting hours for the bus to leave. When it finally pulled out, the passengers looked down at their loved ones, pounding on the windows and blowing kisses as they speeded out of this crumbling capital city. | Video

Mar 01 2018

Exclusive: U.S. considering broad oil sanctions on Venezuela - source

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on a military-run Venezuelan oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to increase pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a U.S. official said.

Mar 01 2018

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-U.S. mulls sanctions on Venezuela to put pressure on Maduro -source

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 The Trump administration is considering sanctioning a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to ratchet up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Feb 28 2018

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. mulls sanctions on Venezuela to put pressure on Maduro -source

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 The Trump administration is considering sanctioning a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to ratchet up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Feb 27 2018

Mercuria leads investor group seeking to buy Citgo collateral: sources

Energy and commodities trading firm Mercuria is leading a group of investors seeking U.S. government approval to buy the nearly 50 percent of collateral in refiner Citgo held by Russia's Rosneft , two sources close to the deal said on Tuesday.

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