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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

Feb 24 2018

Brazil seeks extradition of man arrested for gun trafficking in Florida

BRASILIA Brazil's government is seeking the extradition of a Brazilian man who was arrested by U.S. authorities in Florida, allegedly for shipping automatic weapons to the South American country.

Feb 22 2018

Boeing, Lockheed interested in launching rockets from Brazil, minister says

BRASILIA Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December.

Feb 21 2018

Temer's failure on Brazil pension reform leaves tricky task to successor

BRASILIA President Michel Temer's decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil's loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October's elections and a major headache for his successor.

Feb 20 2018

Temer's failure on Brazil pension reform leaves tricky task to successor

BRASILIA President Michel Temer's decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil's loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October's elections and a major headache for his successor.

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.

Feb 07 2018

Silva taps Brazil's anger at corruption in presidential bid

BRASILIA Unprecedented graft probes have scorched Brazil's political landscape and created the opening for a clean outsider to win the presidential election this October, environmentalist and candidate to the highest office Marina Silva said in a Wednesday interview.

Jan 31 2018

U.S. trade ruling piles pressure on Boeing-Embraer talks

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA An unexpected U.S. trade ruling last week has added to pressure on Boeing Co and Embraer SA to pull off a proposed tie-up but it will still require careful coaxing to get the Brazilian government on board.

Jan 31 2018

Brazil's presidential race up for grabs with Lula out, poll shows

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's presidential election is up for grabs, according to a new poll, with popular ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likely to be barred because of his corruption conviction and one-third of an electorate disenchanted by graft scandals saying they would not vote for any candidate.

Jan 25 2018

Brazil's left sticks by wounded Lula; 'no Plan B'

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's Workers Party and labor leaders insisted on Thursday that left-wing hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be their candidate in this year's presidential race, despite his failure to overturn a corruption conviction that will likely bar him. | Video

Jan 19 2018

Brasilia closes Latin America's largest rubbish dump

BRASILIA One thing the designers of Brazil's modernistic capital Brasilia forgot to map out in their intricate plans was where to put the rubbish.

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