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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

Nov 08 2017

Brazil moves to dilute unpopular pension reform bill

BRASILIA Brazilian congressional leaders will meet on Thursday to agree on a watered down version of an unpopular pension reform bill after the government conceded it cannot muster enough support for its proposed belt-tightening.

Nov 07 2017

Uber, rival apps join forces in Brazil to stem tide of regulation

BRASILIA Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has formed an unprecedented alliance in Brazil with other ride-hailing services, including its main local rival 99, to win public support to block regulation threatening the way they do business in a booming market.

Oct 31 2017

Brazil OKs amended bill on car-hailing apps after Uber lobbying

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate approved a weaker version of a hotly disputed bill to regulate car-hailing services like Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Tuesday after the U.S. company's chief executive warned it could make its business unworkable in the country.

Oct 26 2017

Split in Temer ruling coalition likely dooms reform agenda

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer faces a split in his coalition that is likely to derail his plans to put Brazil's financial house in order after a majority of Congressmen from his main ally party voted to put him on trial on graft allegations.

Oct 25 2017

Brazil's Congress rejects corruption case against President Temer

BRASILIA Brazilian lawmakers rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday evening, shelving a case that had threatened to oust a center-right leader who investors hope will bring Brazil's budget deficit under control.

Oct 24 2017

Brazil's Temer makes concessions to survive in office

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer has made policy and spending concessions in an effort to survive a congressional vote on corruption charges Wednesday that has put his reform agenda at risk, analysts and political actors said.

Oct 11 2017

Brazil Supreme Court allows Congress last word on removal of lawmakers

BRASILIA Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to grant Congress the final word on decisions to remove a sitting politician, conceding a victory to lawmakers fighting to shield themselves from prosecution for corruption.

Oct 11 2017

Brazil court freezes ex-leader Rousseff's assets over 2006 refinery deal

BRASILIA Brazil's federal audit court on Wednesday ordered a freeze of former President Dilma Rousseff's assets as well as those of José Sérgio Gabrielli, ex-head of state-run oil company Petrobras, over a $580 million loss in the 2006 purchase of a Texas refinery.

Oct 10 2017

Brazil congressional report recommends shelving Temer charges

BRASILIA A Brazilian congressional report recommended on Tuesday that President Michel Temer should not face trial for obstruction of justice and membership in a criminal organization, arguing that the charges against him were unfounded.

Oct 05 2017

Brazil's congress sets up fund to cover lack of campaign finance

BRASILIA Brazil's scandal-plagued political class voted on Wednesday to set up a 1.7 billion reais ($542 million) fund with taxpayer money to finance election campaigns, making up for a dearth of private funding ahead of next year's general election.

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