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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

Jun 18 2018

FEATURE-As Venezuela's health system crumbles, pregnant women flee to Colombia

CUCUTA, Colombia June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - E xhausted but relieved, Yariani Flores lay next to her healthy newborn son, along with four other Venezuelan women who just gave birth in a hospital in Colombia's border city of Cucuta.

Jun 16 2018

Grooming is gateway to child sex trafficking as 'seducing' moves online

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Instead of lurking in shopping malls and parks, predators who befriend and sell children for sex now hang out on social networks like Facebook and gaming sites, said experts fighting to stay one step ahead of rapidly-evolving criminal gangs.

Jun 12 2018

Hundreds of Venezuelan children victims of child labor in Colombia: government

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaign by Colombia to eradicate child labor discovered nearly 5,000 children working in the past three months, including hundreds from economically stricken Venezuela, the government said on Tuesday.

Jun 06 2018

Child sex tourism fueled by cheap travel, technology - experts

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children worldwide are more likely to be preyed upon by residents of their own homeland than foreign tourists seeking illicit sex, anti-trafficking experts said on Wednesday.

May 24 2018

Landslide renews protests by communities at Colombia's biggest dam

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A landslide at Colombia's biggest dam that forced the evacuation of about 26,000 people highlights the risks to communities who have lived the area for generations, according to campaigners who have protested for years over the massive project.

May 16 2018

New Colombia truth commission to focus on society's "most fragile"

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The head of a new commission formed to expose the truth behind human rights abuses committed during Colombia's long civil war has said it will focus on society's "most fragile" and look at why sexual violence against women was so prominent.

May 11 2018

Smugglers prey on migrants seeking better life in Chile: experts

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of migrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic seeking a better life in more prosperous Chile are at high risk of labor exploitation and trafficking as migration to the South American nation soars, experts say.

May 10 2018

Colombia pledges to tackle impunity for activist killings

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia is working to prevent the killing of activists and tackle impunity, under mounting international pressure to stem the violence, a minister said on Thursday.

May 09 2018

Women and men are different in what they need from city living, experts say

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin American women live in cities differently than men in the ways they use services and transportation, but their needs are often overlooked by male-run urban governments, experts say.

May 07 2018

Extradition of accused Mexican traffickers raises victim hopes for justice

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexican women and girls sent to the United States and forced to have sex with up to 40 men a day finally could see their accused traffickers punished after U.S. authorities cracked a largely family-run sex ring after nearly 20 years, officials said.


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