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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

Trump says 'animals' comment refers to criminals, Mexico protests

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was referring to criminal gangs when he called some illegal immigrants "animals," a term the Mexican government labeled as unacceptable and which drew rebukes on social media. | Video

May 11 2018

Negotiators fail to reach NAFTA deal, Trump launches new attack

WASHINGTON Senior American, Canadian and Mexican officials on Friday ended a week of talks without a deal to modernize NAFTA, agreeing instead to resume negotiations soon, ahead of a deadline next week issued by U.S House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.

May 10 2018

Ryan sets May 17 deadline for NAFTA deal, Mexico sees time running short

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has set a May 17 deadline to be notified of a new NAFTA trade deal to give the current Congress a chance of passing it, while Mexico's top trade official on Thursday said time was running short to meet such a deadline.

May 09 2018

NAFTA talks drag on as U.S., Mexico spar over autos

WASHINGTON Top-level talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement made little headway on Wednesday as the United States and Mexico sought to settle differences over the key issue of automobiles, three well-placed sources said.

May 08 2018

Mexico pitches auto proposal as NAFTA talks grind on

WASHINGTON Mexico has launched a counterproposal to U.S. demands to toughen automotive industry content rules under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), officials said on Tuesday, as ministers again pushed for a deal to rework the 24-year-old accord.

May 07 2018

NAFTA talks resume amid fears of 'zombie' deal

WASHINGTON Senior Canadian, U.S. and Mexican officials trying to rescue slow-moving talks to update the NAFTA trade pact met on Monday in a new bid to resolve key issues before regional elections complicate the process.

May 07 2018

NAFTA talks enter critical week with U.S. still pushing hard line

WASHINGTON, May 7 Talks to update the NAFTA trade deal enter a make-or-break week on Monday, as ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico seek to resolve an impasse in key areas before elections in Mexico and the United States complicate the process.

Apr 23 2018

Trump says may tie Mexican immigration control to NAFTA

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to make Mexican immigration control a condition of a new NAFTA trade deal on Monday, even as ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico readied a fresh push to finalize a revamped accord this week.

Apr 13 2018

U.S. lowers NAFTA key auto content demand: auto executives

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON U.S. trade negotiators have significantly softened their demands to increase regional automotive content under a reworked NAFTA trade pact in an effort to move more quickly towards a deal in the next few weeks, auto industry executives said on Friday.

Apr 11 2018

Mexico awaits details of plan to bring auto engines to U.S., officials say

MEXICO CITY A U.S. proposal that automobiles should be built in high-wage areas within the NAFTA region is partly aimed at increasing engine production in the United States, and more details on the plan are expected this week, Mexican officials said.

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