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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 15 2018

Mexico, U.S. express cautious optimism on NAFTA deal

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON Top U.S. and Mexican officials on Thursday expressed cautious optimism that the North American Free Trade Agreement will be renegotiated, speaking ahead of the next round of trade talks later this month.

Feb 14 2018

Mexican leftist extends lead in presidential race, poll shows

MEXICO CITY Mexican leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador increased his lead ahead of July's presidential election, while the ruling party's contender continued his downward trend, according to an opinion poll published in a local newspaper on Wednesday.

Feb 13 2018

Building diplomacy, not just walls: U.S. starts work on new Mexico embassy

MEXICO CITY The United States broke ground on a new $943 million embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday, a move hailed by officials from both countries as a win for diplomacy after months of tension over President Donald Trump's plan to build a tall border wall.

Jan 29 2018

U.S. rejects proposals to unblock NAFTA, will seek 'breakthroughs'

MONTREAL U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief rejected Canadian proposals for unblocking NAFTA modernization talks on Monday but pledged to seek "breakthroughs" by late February, easing concerns that Washington would soon withdraw from the trilateral pact.

Jan 29 2018

Canadian auto plan in doubt after lifting NAFTA talks

MONTREAL Canada's compromise plan to boost NAFTA auto content rules lifted talks in Montreal, following negotiation gridlock during earlier rounds, but its future looked doubtful after President Donald Trump's trade chief declared it unworkable on Monday.

Jan 29 2018

Canadian auto plan in doubt after lifting NAFTA talks

MONTREAL, Jan 29 Canada's compromise plan to boost NAFTA auto content rules lifted talks in Montreal, following negotiation gridlock during earlier rounds, but its future looked doubtful after President Donald Trump's trade chief declared it unworkable on Monday.

Jan 27 2018

Canada hopes NAFTA talks go on to next round; some progress made

MONTREAL Officials trying to hammer out differences over how to update the North American Free Trade Agreement have made some progress and hope politicians decide the talks should continue, Steve Verheul, Canada's chief negotiator, told Reuters on Saturday.

Jan 27 2018

At NAFTA talks, Canada hails jet case as victory for free trade

MONTREAL Canadian plane maker Bombardier Inc won a major U.S. case on Friday, which government officials said showed the importance of free trade at a time when talks to modernize the NAFTA pact are moving slowly.

Jan 25 2018

U.S. mulls Canada's proposals to unblock NAFTA, talks grind on

MONTREAL U.S. officials on Thursday probed Canadian proposals for unblocking talks on NAFTA but there were few signs of progress, raising questions about whether any real movement is happening at the latest round of negotiations on the treaty.

Jan 25 2018

Canada unveils ideas to save NAFTA, Trudeau lobbies U.S. firms

MONTREAL Canadian negotiators at the NAFTA talks on Wednesday unveiled ideas to address contentious American demands for revamping the 1994 pact while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged top U.S. executives to back free trade.

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