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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 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.

Feb 04 2018

Ecuador votes on re-election limits, likely dashing Correa comeback

QUITO Ecuadoreans on Sunday vote in a referendum on whether to prevent unlimited presidential re-election, with polls indicating the motion will likely pass and block former leftist President Rafael Correa from returning to power.

Feb 04 2018

Ecuadoreans back limits on presidential re-election in blow to Correa

QUITO Ecuadoreans on Sunday voted to prevent presidents from holding more than two terms in office, according to the elections council, a win for President Lenin Moreno that blocks his mentor-turned-adversary Rafael Correa from returning to power.

Feb 04 2018

Ecuador votes on re-election limits, likely dashing Correa comeback

QUITO Ecuadoreans on Sunday vote in a referendum on whether to prevent unlimited presidential re-election, with polls indicating the motion will likely pass and block former leftist President Rafael Correa from returning to power.

Jan 11 2018

Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay

QUITO/LONDON Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five years. | Video

Jan 09 2018

Ecuador says exploring mediation to solve Assange standoff

QUITO Ecuador said on Tuesday it was exploring mediation to solve the standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's Embassy in London for five years, and called for cooperation from the United Kingdom and the international community.

Dec 13 2017

Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

QUITO An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht [ODBCT.UL] in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

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