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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 17 2018

Brazil's wealthy farm belt backs Trump-like presidential candidate

CAMPO NOVO DO PARECIS, Brazil A right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate who compares himself to Donald Trump is attracting support across Brazil's farm belt, where the fiery former paratrooper may secure the funding needed for his bid to run Latin America's biggest country.

May 04 2018

Brazil military airlifts Venezuelan migrants as border crisis grows

BOA VISTA, Brazil The Brazilian Air Force has begun flying Venezuelans from a remote border region to elsewhere in Brazil, trying to defuse a humanitarian crisis as tens of thousands of migrants flee an economic collapse in their country.

Apr 13 2018

Brazil retail magnate Rocha defies left in presidential race

BRASILIA Angry leftist protests outside his businesses will not deter billionaire Flavio Rocha from running in Brazil's presidential election this year, advocating a crackdown on crime, a much smaller state and conservative family values.

Apr 11 2018

Brazil's Workers Party clings to Lula candidacy

BRASILIA The jailing of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has hardened convictions in his Workers Party that he should be nominated to run for president, its senior members said, a plan that may leave the broader left fragmented as elections approach.

Apr 05 2018

Brazil judge orders ex-president Lula jailed by Friday

BRASILIA A Brazilian judge on Thursday ordered former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to turn himself in to police within 24 hours to serve a 12-year sentence for a graft conviction, likely ending the presidential front-runner's hopes of returning to power. | Video

Apr 05 2018

Brazil's top court rules that ex-president Lula can be jailed

BRASILIA Brazil's Supreme Court early on Thursday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, in a vote that likely ends his political career and deepens divisions in the country. | Video

Apr 04 2018

Tense Brazil awaits Supreme Court ruling on Lula prison

BRASILIA, April 4 Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday will resume hearing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to remain out of prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, a case that has sharply divided the country, cast a shadow over this year's presidential election and stirred rumblings in the army.

Apr 03 2018

Brazil's finance chief joins ruling party, eyes presidential run

BRASILIA Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles joined the ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement party (MDB) on Tuesday with an eye to running for president or becoming President Michel Temer's running mate in the October election.

Mar 28 2018

Brazil cabinet shuffle marks informal start of election race: aides

BRASILIA More than one third of President Michel Temer's cabinet will resign over the next week to campaign for their Congressional seats in the October general election, presidential aides said on Wednesday.

Mar 21 2018

G20 sees need for 'dialogue,' fails to defuse trade war threat

BUENOS AIRES The world's financial leaders rejected protectionism on Tuesday and urged "further dialogue" on trade, but failed to defuse the threat of a trade war days before U.S. metals tariffs take effect and Washington is to announce measures against China. | Video

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