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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 20 2018

Venezuela's decimated 'Resistance' protesters stay off streets for election

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Activists in Venezuela's western state of Tachira have for years been at the forefront of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro and helped lead violent protests during an election last year to create an all-powerful legislature.

May 19 2018

Unconvinced by election, Venezuela emigrees stream across border

SAN ANTONIO, Venezuela Crouched on a sidewalk near Venezuela's border with Colombia, construction worker Deiver Guarate said Sunday's presidential election has already been decided in favor of President Nicolas Maduro, and he did not plan to stay around to hear the results. | Video

May 19 2018

Exclusive: In run-up to Venezuelan vote, more soldiers dissent and desert

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Arrests for rebellion and desertion are rising sharply in Venezuela's armed forces, a mainstay of President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist government, amid discontent within the ranks at food shortages and dwindling salaries, according to documents and interviews with army personnel. | Video

Apr 20 2018

Western Venezuela suffering daily power cuts despite end to rationing

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela, Multiple daily power outages are on the increase in several cities in western Venezuela, despite the supposed end of state-sanctioned electricity rationing, people who live in the area say.

Mar 17 2018

Venezuela city issues own currency to combat national cash crisis

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela A western Venezuelan city began to issue its own currency this week to alleviate the hyper-inflationary country's cash crisis.

Mar 16 2018

Venezuela begins power rationing as drought causes severe outages

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Venezuela imposed electricity rationing this week in six western states, as the crisis-hit country's creaky power grid suffered from a drought that has reduced water levels in key reservoirs needed to run hydroelectric power generators.

Feb 26 2018

'Migrate or die': Venezuelans flood into Colombia despite crackdown

MAICAO/CUCUTA, Colombia The desert wind whipping their faces, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants lugging heavy suitcases and overstuffed backpacks trudge along the road to the Colombian border town of Maicao beneath the blazing sun. | Video

Feb 13 2018

Colombian military calls Venezuela's invasion fears 'ridiculous'

CUCUTA, Colombia Venezuelan accusations that Colombia has been eyeing military action against its crisis-hit neighbor were "ridiculous," the head of Colombia's military forces said on Tuesday, during a visit to the border area.

Feb 08 2018

Colombia, Brazil tighten borders as Venezuelan crisis deepens

CUCUTA, Colombia/BRASILIA Colombia and Brazil tightened border controls with Venezuela on Thursday as both nations grapple with a mounting influx of hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants fleeing a worsening economic crisis.

Jan 24 2018

Colombia evicts over 200 homeless Venezuelans from sports field squat

CUCUTA, Colombia Colombia on Wednesday evicted over 200 homeless Venezuelans who had been sleeping in a sports field in its border town of Cucuta, highlighting growing unease over an influx of migrants from the crisis-hit neighboring country. | Video


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