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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

Jan 17 2018

Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas. | Video

Jan 11 2018

Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

SAN CRISTOBAL/BARINAS, Venezuela Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.

Dec 20 2017

Desperate Venezuelans peddle wares door-to-door in Colombia to survive

CUCUTA, Colombia Thousands of impoverished Venezuelans are crossing the border to Colombia every day to sell cheap basics, from oranges to candles, in a desperate attempt to earn hard currency amid their country's worsening economic collapse.

Dec 08 2017

Venezuela's chronic shortages give rise to 'medical flea markets'

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela Venezuela's critical medicine shortage has spurred "medical flea markets," where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the traditional fruits and vegetables.

Oct 25 2017

Venezuelan opposition disarray heaps pain on protesters

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela With some nursing wounds, others jailed and many heading abroad, Venezuela's young opposition supporters are demoralized by the ruling socialists' shock election win this month, after prolonged protests failed to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Oct 12 2017

No visas, bad jobs: Venezuelan emigrants reluctantly return home

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Early last year, Leandro Colmenares sold his car and his apartment and fled Venezuela's profound economic crisis, joining a wave of emigration to other Latin American countries.

Aug 01 2017

All eyes on Venezuela military after protests, vote

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuelan soldiers are increasingly weary of the popular backlash against their role in quelling anti-government protests and all eyes are on the military to see if it will remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.

Aug 01 2017

All eyes on Venezuela military after protests, vote

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuelan soldiers are increasingly weary of the popular backlash against their role in quelling anti-government protests and all eyes are on the military to see if it will remain loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.

Jul 31 2017

Deadly protests mar Venezuela ballot as voters snub Maduro assembly

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, Deadly protests rocked Venezuela on Sunday as voters broadly boycotted an election for a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a "new era of combat" in the crisis-stricken nation. | Video

Jul 25 2017

Venezuelan agents seize two more court appointees: opposition

CARACAS Two more people named to an alternative Supreme Court in defiance of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government were arrested on Tuesday by intelligence agents during a fast-escalating political showdown, the opposition said.

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