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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

Aug 17 2018

Ecuador tightens entry requirements as Venezuelan migration swells

QUITO Ecuador on Thursday said that all foreigners entering the country would need a passport from Saturday, an apparent attempt to curb rising numbers of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their homeland.

Aug 17 2018

Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

QUITO/LIMA Venezuelans entering Ecuador and Peru will soon be required to show their passports, rather than national identity cards, the Ecuadorean government and Peruvian official sources said on Thursday, amid concerns over an influx of economic migrants.

Aug 16 2018

Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

QUITO/LIMA Venezuelans entering Ecuador and Peru will soon be required to show their passports, rather than national identity cards, the Ecuadorean government and Peruvian official sources said on Thursday, amid concerns over an influx of economic migrants.

Aug 10 2018

Venezuelan migrants throng Ecuador-Colombia border high up in Andes

RUMICHACA BRIDGE Thousands of Venezuelans overwhelmed the Ecuadorean-Colombian border high in the Andean mountains on Thursday, as fears of border closings led to a sudden surge in migrants from the ravaged OPEC-member country. | Video

Jul 03 2018

Ecuador judge orders Belgium-based ex-president Correa be jailed

QUITO An Ecuadorean judge on Tuesday ordered that ex-President Rafael Correa be jailed as part of a case involving the kidnapping of a lawmaker, setting up a showdown with the Belgium-based leftist politician who vowed to appeal and defy the orders.

Jun 28 2018

Pence urges Latin American countries to isolate Venezuela

QUITO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Latin American countries on Thursday to help isolate crisis-stricken Venezuela, an ideological adversary of Washington that is struggling under a severe and prolonged economic crisis.

Apr 17 2018

Ecuador's government gets 'proof of life' video of kidnapped couple

QUITO A group of Colombian rebels active on the border with Ecuador has sent a "proof of life" video of a kidnapped couple, Ecuador's government said on Tuesday, the second abduction by the group in less than a month.

Apr 13 2018

Ecuadorean journalists held by Colombian rebels confirmed dead

QUITO Two Ecuadorean journalists and their driver, who were kidnapped last month by Colombian insurgents, have been killed, the leaders of both nations said on Friday, vowing justice.

Mar 27 2018

Ecuador says two reporters, driver kidnapped near Colombian border

QUITO Two journalists and their driver were kidnapped in a troubled area near Ecuador's border with Colombia, which Quito has said is rife with dissidents of the former FARC guerrilla group, Interior Minister Cesar Navas said on Tuesday.

Feb 27 2018

Ecuador seeks to lure investors by expanding oil auction: minister

QUITO Ecuador will increase the number of oil and gas areas it plans to offer in an auction next month by including mature crude fields and an offshore gas field, oil minister Carlos Perez told Reuters on Tuesday.

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