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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

Dec 15 2017

Seven each day: Mexican women murders on the rise amid drug wars

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than seven women are killed on average every day in Mexico, with numbers surging in recent years amidst the country's brutal drug wars, a report by the Mexican government and United Nations said.

Dec 14 2017

El Salvador lawyer pledges to fight for woman jailed for abortion crime

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lawyer in El Salvador, representing a woman whose 30-year prison sentence under the country's strict abortion law was upheld by judges, said he will fight to get the conviction quashed in a case that has sparked widespread outrage.

Dec 12 2017

Aeromexico crews learning to detect signs of human trafficking

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aeromexico and the Mexican government are teaming up to train airline staff and crew to spot possible victims of human trafficking, a global crime fueled by "lack of visibility, indifference and tolerance," officials said.

Dec 08 2017

Salvadoran woman jailed for abortion crimes hopes for early release - rights groups

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Salvadoran woman who says she suffered a stillbirth but was wrongly imprisoned for murdering her child could secure an early release as judges in El Salvador review her case on Friday, rights groups said.

Dec 04 2017

Mexico's indigenous migrant workers risk enslavement on farms: rights commission

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico must step up efforts to protect vulnerable indigenous migrant workers who are at risk of becoming trapped in forced labor and enslaved in farms, the government's human rights commission said.

Nov 29 2017

With deforestation on the rise, Colombia businesses join fight to end destruction

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's palm oil industry and big businesses have pledged to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains as the country battles to reverse the growing destruction of its tropical rainforests.

Nov 28 2017

Paraguay's first digital indigenous map aims to reduce land conflicts

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous groups in Paraguay, battling to protect their ancestral lands from expanding agriculture and cattle ranching, launched the first online map of their territory on Tuesday.

Nov 27 2017

'Terrorized at home', Central America's LGBT people to flee for their lives: report

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Killings and violence against LGBT people in Central America are driving hundreds to flee their homes each year, but they have no safe sanctuary to run to, Amnesty International said on Monday.

Nov 22 2017

Donors pledge $2 billion to help hurricane-hit Caribbean recover

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With thousands left homeless by hurricanes in Caribbean island farming and fishing communities, international donors have pledged more than $2 billion to support rebuilding efforts.

Nov 16 2017

Men urged to take a stand to stop '50 shades of violence' against women

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and girls around the world face "50 shades of violence", ranging from rape and sexual harassment to acid attacks and forced marriages, and men need to do more to stop this, a former British chief prosecutor said on Thursday.


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