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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

Aug 20 2018

Brazil poll shows jailed Lula extending lead for October election

BRASILIA Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has increased his support by 5 percentage points and would win Brazil's October presidential election if he was allowed to run, a poll by CNT/MDA showed on Monday.

Aug 19 2018

Brazilian border town residents drive out Venezuelan immigrants

BRASILIA Angry residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.

Aug 16 2018

Brazil court seen keeping Lula off ballot but party could win

BRASILIA Brazil's top electoral court has been handed a hot potato as it must decide whether the country's most popular politician can run in upcoming elections despite being jailed for corruption.

Aug 09 2018

Brazil slams Venezuela as measles spreads across border

BRASILIA Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in Brazil and other neighboring countries that has been sparked by an exodus of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse.

Aug 07 2018

Brazil judge lifts border closure for Venezuelan immigrants

BRASILIA A Brazilian federal appeals court judge on Tuesday overturned a ruling barring Venezuelan immigrants fleeing economic and political turmoil from entering Brazil.

Aug 03 2018

Far-right presidential bid gets less play from Brazil media

BRASILIA For years, Brazil's presidential frontrunner, the right-wing lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, has made headlines for the wrong reasons.

Jun 12 2018

Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí

BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday that they were investigating a U.S. company for alleged 'biopiracy,' accusing it of illegally using genetic components of the tropical berry açaí in nutritional supplements it sells.

Jun 12 2018

Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí

BRASILIA, June 12 Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday that they were investigating a U.S. company for alleged 'biopiracy', accusing it of illegally using genetic components of the tropical berry açaí in nutritional supplements it sells.

Jun 08 2018

Brazilian tribes fined for GMO soy crops on reservations

CONQUISTA DO OESTE, Brazil The savannah scrubland where Chief João Ponce once hunted deer and wild boar in Brazil has given way to neat rows of soy and corn that a tractor sprays with herbicide. In the next field, silver grain silos shimmer in the hot sun.

Jun 06 2018

Brazil front-runner softens view on Chinese investment

BRASILIA Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that China was an "exceptional partner" of Brazil, softening earlier criticism that Chinese investors were taking over Latin America's largest economy.

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