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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

Jul 19 2018

Venezuelan engineers turn plastic trash into car parts amid crisis

CARACAS Two young engineers have found an opportunity amid a collapsing economy in Venezuela - inside a garbage dump full of broken electronic hardware. | Video

Jul 04 2018

Fish for flour? Barter is the new currency in collapsing Venezuela

RIO CHICO, Venezuela Under the midday sun, dozens of fishermen wait to sell their day's catch by a lagoon in the town of Rio Chico on the Caribbean coast of Venezuela. But they aren't expecting cash in return. | Video

Jun 07 2018

Another way to face reality, Venezuelans flock to theaters

CARACAS A masked Venezuelan protester lies dying on a Caracas street, shot in the chest by a soldier who to his horror realizes he has killed his younger brother. | Video

May 31 2018

Lacking tickets, Venezuela's Caracas metro gives free rides

CARACAS Earlier this month, supervisors at the 53 stations in the metro system in Venezuela's capital Caracas received an unprecedented order: once your supply of tickets runs out, unlock the turnstiles and let passengers ride free.

May 30 2018

Cuba's new leader praises Maduro in 'solidarity' visit to Venezuela

CARACAS Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel flew to Caracas on Wednesday for his first foreign trip as head of state, a show of solidarity for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, whose controversial re-election this month has drawn condemnation in the West.

May 24 2018

Maduro vows to free some jailed activists, raise Venezuela oil output

CARACAS Venezuela's newly re-elected President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday pledged to release some jailed opposition activists, boost the OPEC member's tanking oil production and open dialogue with business leaders.

May 21 2018

Venezuela's Maduro re-elected amid outcry over vote

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship. | Video

May 11 2018

Colombia's Santos sees 'regime change' soon in Venezuela

CARACAS Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos predicted on Friday there would be "regime change" soon in neighboring Venezuela, which holds a controversial presidential election on May 20 likely to consolidate socialist rule.

Apr 27 2018

Dentists, soldiers mix cocktails to leave crisis-hit Venezuela

CARACAS, April 27 Like many young Venezuelans in recent years, dentist Carlos Alzaibar felt forced to leave the country when he could scrape together only a few dollars equivalent each month doing two jobs.

Apr 27 2018

Dentists, soldiers mix cocktails to leave crisis-hit Venezuela

CARACAS Like many young Venezuelans in recent years, dentist Carlos Alzaibar felt forced to leave the country when he could scrape together only a few dollars equivalent each month doing two jobs.

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