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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.

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9:06pm EST

With foes abstaining, Venezuela mayoral contests look set 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.

8:42pm EST

With foes absent, Venezuela's socialists to gain from local vote

CARACAS Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party looked set to sweep Sunday's nationwide mayoral polls, deepening opposition splits and consolidating President Nicolas Maduro's position ahead of a likely 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.

Dec 01 2017

Venezuela government and foes resume talks, breakthrough unlikely

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition began a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.

Dec 01 2017

Venezuela government, foes to resume talks but optimism in short supply

CARACAS/SANTO DOMINGO, Dec 1 Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition will meet in the Dominican Republic on Friday to resume talks aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.

Nov 30 2017

Year of protests and crisis in volatile Venezuela

CARACAS Even by the volatile and violent standards of recent times in Venezuela, 2017 was an exceptional year, a “perfect storm” of political and economic crisis.

Nov 24 2017

Venezuela's Maduro keeps eye on prize: 2018 presidential vote

CARACAS Just months ago, with crowds of protesters baying on the streets for the resignation of the "dictator" and "murderer," Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked like a goner.

Nov 18 2017

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Spain

CARACAS/BOGOTA Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest since 2015 for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia on Friday and later flew to Spain.

Nov 14 2017

Venezuela says debt refinancing under way, S&P calls selective default

CARACAS/NEW YORK Venezuela's cash-strapped government insisted it had successfully begun efforts to refinance some $60 billion in bonds, though creditors disagreed following fruitless talks and a ratings firm declared the nation in selective default. | Video

Nov 14 2017

Venezuela bietet Gläubigern bei Schuldengipfel nur Schokolade

Caracas/New York Im Kampf gegen die drohende Staatspleite gerät Venezuela immer stärker unter Zugzwang. Erste Gespräche mit den Gläubigern über eine Umschuldung im Volumen von rund 60 Milliarden Dollar brachten kein greifbares Ergebnis.

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