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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

Mar 15 2018

Can 3D-printed houses provide cheap, safe homes for the world's poor?

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of families living in El Salvador's slums hope to swap their makeshift wooden shacks for concrete 3D-printed houses next year, in what developers say is the first project of its kind in the world.

Mar 13 2018

Salvadoran woman freed after 15 years in jail for abortion crimes

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Salvadoran woman who said she suffered a stillbirth - but was jailed for nearly 15 years for murdering her child - was freed on Tuesday after authorities reduced her sentence.

Mar 01 2018

Peace is a 'fragile possibility' as Colombians flee clashes: Red Cross

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Colombians are being driven from their homes and dozens killed despite a peace accord ending half a century of civil war, the Red Cross said on Thursday, urging the government to better protect civilians.

Feb 28 2018

Latin America teen pregnancy rate 'unacceptably high': U.N.

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There has been insufficient progress in reducing high teenage pregnancy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean, three United Nations agencies said on Wednesday, as they warned that rising numbers of girls under 15 were falling pregnant.

Feb 23 2018

'Cities aren't going to wait': Mayors drive action on climate change

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whether grappling with rising sea levels, drought or floods, mayors of cities worldwide are increasingly on the frontline of efforts to help communities prepare better for the impacts of climate change as it hikes the risk of disasters.

Feb 22 2018

At-risk Caribbean island on long road to make hospitals, schools safer

SANTO DOMINGO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Dominican Republic last year, 21-year-old Roseli de los Santos pulled people from floodwaters and helped families to evacuate flooded homes.

Feb 12 2018

Colombia war tribunals hope to heal wounds, punish atrocities

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every time Maria Alejandra Mahecha sees the machete scar on her father's face, she is reminded of a brutal attack 15 years ago and the visible wounds of Colombia's war that he bears.

Feb 08 2018

FEATURE-Gays in Ecuador raped and beaten in rehab clinics to "cure" them

BOGOTA, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay people in Ecuador are forced to undergo "conversion therapy" in secret clinics where they are raped and beaten, even though homosexuality is legal, said campaigners calling for courts to deliver justice to end more than a decade of abuse.

Feb 06 2018

Venezuelan kidnap victim takes claim against state to Americas top rights court

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Venezuelan woman who was kidnapped and abused as a teenager nearly two decades ago asked the top Americas human rights court on Tuesday to declare Venezuela responsible for failing to protect her in the first case of its kind.

Feb 01 2018

To end violence against Colombian women, 'look inside homes': government

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's peace accord that ended the nation's long civil war is an opportunity to combat domestic violence, an often-unseen problem fueled by macho attitudes, a top presidential advisor said on Thursday.


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