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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

Mar 16 2018

New Chile govt undecided on blocking SQM sale to China firms -official

SANTIAGO, March 16 Chile's new government is evaluating whether to support a petition filed by its predecessor to block the sale of a stake in top lithium miner SQM to a Chinese firm, a senior government official told Reuters on Friday.

Mar 15 2018

China's Southern Power buys stake in Chile's Transelec

SANTIAGO, March 15 China's Southern Power Grid received final approvals on Thursday to purchase Brookfield Infrastructure's stake in Chile's largest electric transmission system, Transelec, the Chilean company said on Thursday.

Mar 14 2018

LATAM Airlines doubles net profit in 2017 but misses expectations

SANTIAGO, March 14 Regional carrier LATAM Airlines posted a 2017 net profit of $155.3 million on Wednesday, missing market expectations amid higher fuel costs even as it more than doubled what it earned a year earlier.

Mar 12 2018

Chile to implement austerity measures, simplify tax code

SANTIAGO Chile's new government is prioritizing belt-tightening measures after inheriting a larger-than-anticipated fiscal deficit from the prior administration, while fine-tuning plans to simplify the tax code, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said on Monday.

Mar 12 2018

Pinera to impose austerity but not "mega-adjustments" -financial minister

SANTIAGO, March 12 Chile's new government is preparing belt-tightening measures after inheriting a larger-than-anticipated fiscal deficit from its predecessor, but the measures will stop short of "mega-adjustments," Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said on Monday.

Mar 11 2018

Chile's Pinera, at inauguration, vows to end 'stagnation'

SANTIAGO Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera vowed to combat economic "stagnation" from years of center-left rule as he started a new term as Chile's president on Sunday, calling for austerity and support for the shrinking middle class in one of Latin America's wealthiest nations. | Video

Mar 08 2018

Exclusive: Mexico says U.S. tariffs will not pressure NAFTA talks

SANTIAGO Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday he would not allow the United States to use planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to pressure the country in ongoing NAFTA talks.

Mar 01 2018

Chile's Los Pelambres copper mine workers vote next week on new contract -union

SANTIAGO, March 1 The main union of Chile's Los Pelambres copper mine will vote next week on a new contract its members have not yet received and which could lead to a strike if they refuse, a union leader told Reuters on Thursday.

Feb 27 2018

Vatican investigator in Chile hears more sex abuse complaints

SANTIAGO Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who is in Chile investigating accusations that a bishop had covered up the sexual abuse of minors, heard more complaints of sex abuse on Tuesday that could spur fresh Vatican investigations.

Feb 22 2018

Santiago sex abuse victims ask Vatican to investigate another case

SANTIAGO A group of people who say they were sexually abused by members of the Marist Brothers congregation in Santiago asked on Thursday that their cases be considered by Vatican representatives who are in Chile to investigate other abuse claims.


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