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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 11 2018

Costa Rica's top court rules against gay marriage ban

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Costa Rica's top court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a decision seen as a win for gay rights activists and welcomed by the country's new president.

Aug 09 2018

Factbox: Latin America's strict abortion laws

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Argentina's decision to retain its stringent abortion laws has left Latin America and the Caribbean with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world.

Aug 07 2018

Inter-American Development Bank should withdraw Guatemala dam funding: rights groups

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two dams being built in Guatemala have damaged the environment and local communities, according to a formal complaint by rights groups and indigenous leaders who urged the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to withdraw financing.

Jul 31 2018

Colombian authorities bust child sex trafficking ring in tourist city

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombian President Elect Ivan Duque pledged to step up efforts to fight sex trafficking in the tourist city of Cartagena, following the arrest of 18 people charged with the sexual exploitation of more than 250 women and girls.

Jul 31 2018

Hacking human trafficking: young Colombians develop apps to fight the crime

BOGOTA, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global tech giant IBM, the United Nations, campaigners and university students will join forces in a hackathon to develop an app to combat human trafficking, the first event of its kind in Colombia, organizers said on Monday.

Jul 26 2018

Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half of Colombia's cabinet ministers will be women when the new government takes office next month in a first for the country and a boost for global gender equality.

Jul 25 2018

Young Latin Americans see violence against women as normal: survey

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two in every five teenage boys in eight countries in Latin America and the Caribbean believe a drunk woman is to be blamed for getting raped, even if she is unconscious, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Jul 24 2018

Almost four land activists killed per week in deadliest year on record: campaigners

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly four land and environmental activists were killed each week last year, murdered for opposing large-scale agriculture and mining projects in the deadliest year on record, a campaign group said on Tuesday.

Jul 19 2018

Argentina raises hopes with $300 allowance for orphans of femicide

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four years after Brisa Barrionuevo's father beat her mother to death and dumped her body in a river, Argentina has set an example for Latin America to follow with a law named after her giving financial support to such orphans, experts said.

Jul 16 2018

Guatemala's orphanage children caged, abused: report

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children living in orphanages in Guatemala suffer physical abuse, with some locked in cages, researchers said on Monday in a report calling for improving ways of keeping children with their families.

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