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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

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Venezuela ruling party VP proposes early congress election

CARACAS The vice president of Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party on Tuesday proposed holding an early congressional election alongside the April 22 presidential vote, a move that could shorten the tenure of the currently opposition-run legislature.

Feb 15 2018

Billionaire businessman Mendoza rules out Venezuela election run: sources

VALENCIA, Venezuela/CARACAS Billionaire businessman Lorenzo Mendoza has ruled out challenging Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro in the upcoming election despite multiple calls for him to stand, sources from his company's workforce said on Thursday.

Feb 09 2018

Mad Max violence stalks Venezuela's lawless roads

LA GRITA, Venezuela It's midnight on one of the most dangerous roads in Latin America and Venezuelan trucker Humberto Aguilar hurtles through the darkness with 20 tons of vegetables freshly harvested from the Andes for sale in the capital Caracas. | Video

Jan 24 2018

Venezuela's presidential battle begins, Maduro favorite

CARACAS Venezuela's presidential election race has begun with favorite and incumbent Nicolas Maduro signaling a nationalist, "anti-Trump" campaign while his demoralized foes scramble to find a viable candidate for a vote they predict will be unfair. | Video

Jan 24 2018

Venezuela's presidential battle begins, Maduro favorite

CARACAS Venezuela's presidential election race was underway on Wednesday, with favorite and incumbent Nicolas Maduro signaling an "anti-Trump" platform while demoralized foes scrambled for a candidate and feared an unfair vote.

Dec 24 2017

Venezuela frees 36 jailed opponents in Christmas gesture

CARACAS Three dozen opponents of Venezuela's socialist government were released from prison and reunited with their families on Sunday as part of a wider Christmas release, a local rights group said.

Dec 23 2017

Venezuela freeing some jailed activists, may expel diplomats

CARACAS Venezuela's leftist government prepared to release some 80 jailed anti-government activists on Saturday, and threatened to expel envoys from Canada and Brazil after criticism over rights.

Dec 11 2017

Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela's 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a divided opposition. | Video

Dec 10 2017

With foes abstaining, Venezuela mayoral contests to boost socialists

CARACAS Venezuelans voted on Sunday in mayoral races that the ruling Socialist Party looked sure to sweep, deepening opposition disarray and strengthening President Nicolas Maduro ahead of a probable 2018 re-election campaign.

Dec 08 2017

With opposition split, Venezuela mayoral vote will strengthen Maduro

CARACAS Venezuelans vote on Sunday in nationwide mayoral polls boycotted by major opposition parties and likely to help leftist President Nicolas Maduro consolidate power ahead of a probable 2018 re-election bid.


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