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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

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.

Apr 23 2018

Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change

CARACAS Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his presidential campaign giving away trash trucks and tractors while challenger Henri Falcon laid out plans to de-politicize state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] and dollarize an ailing economy.

Mar 12 2018

For poor Venezuelans, a box of food may sway vote for Maduro

CARACAS A bag of rice on a hungry family's kitchen table could be the key to Nicolas Maduro retaining the support of poor Venezuelans in May's presidential election. | Video

Feb 21 2018

Venezuela evangelical candidate pushes Christian values in midst of crisis

CARACAS A Venezuelan evangelical pastor who is running for president said on Wednesday that religious leaders have earned the right to enter politics in Latin America due to the failure of politicians in the region, where Protestant candidates are on the rise.

Feb 16 2018

Hyperinflation meets tech: Cash-scarce Venezuela sees boom in payment apps

CARACAS Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash. | Video

Feb 07 2018

Venezuela sets presidential vote for April 22 after talks crumble

CARACAS Venezuela on Wednesday set a presidential election for April 22 after mediation talks between the leftist government and an opposition coalition collapsed, setting the stage for the likely re-election of President Nicolas Maduro.

Jan 29 2018

Venezuela's Maduro launches election campaign with more reggaeton, less Chavez

CARACAS Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who pitched himself as the "son" of Hugo Chavez to appeal to voters ahead of his 2013 presidential win, has all but scrubbed mention of the late socialist leader from his campaign for re-election this year.

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