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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

Aug 17 2018

Brazil's Lula should have political rights: U.N. Human Rights Committee

SAO PAULO The United Nations Human Rights Committee, a panel of independent experts, on Friday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights as a presidential candidate.

Jul 12 2018

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro offers false hope, says rival's aide

SAO PAULO, July 12 Brazil presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin's top economic adviser criticized poll-leading, right-wing rival Jair Bolsonaro as offering false hope to the private sector, hiding statist views that would hamper the recovery from a deep recession.

Jul 11 2018

Brazil prosecutors allege jailed GE executive helped company partake in medical cartel

SAO PAULO General Electric Co's chief executive for Latin America took part in a medical equipment price-fixing scheme while at the conglomerate, making it a member of an international health-care cartel, according to allegations in a document filed by federal prosecutors.

Jul 03 2018

Ex-Brazil tycoon Batista handed 30-year sentence for corruption

SAO PAULO Eike Batista, the former mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for bribing Rio de Janeiro state's disgraced ex-governor, according to a court document published on Tuesday.

May 30 2018

Brazil oil worker strike gains steam in another blow to government

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO A 72-hour strike by Brazilian oil workers halted refineries and rigs on Wednesday, union leaders said, a new blow to President Michel Temer on the heels of a trucker protest that has strangled Latin America's largest economy for over a week. | Video

May 04 2018

Brazil's ruling ends some politicians' protection from prosecution

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to restrict federal lawmakers' protection from prosecution, a move hailed by some experts as a blow to impunity for the powerful, but a decision that may open new avenues for politicians to stall cases.

Apr 24 2018

Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation

RIO DE JANEIROLeaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention cannot solve the soaring crime and violence that is roiling the seaside metropolis. | Video

Apr 16 2018

Brazil top court ruling could free Lula, derail graft fight

SAO PAULO A decision looming before Brazil's Supreme Court could free imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva within days and deal the harshest blow yet to the South American country's battle against corruption, prosecutors and judges say.

Apr 03 2018

Brazil army commander 'repudiates impunity' on eve of Lula ruling

SAO PAULO The commander of Brazil's army ratcheted up tension on the eve of a Supreme Court decision on whether former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should be allowed to exhaust his appeals process before being sent to jail for a corruption conviction.

Mar 16 2018

Thousands march in Brazil after murder of activist councilwoman

RIO DE JANEIRO Thousands took to the streets of Brazil's largest cities on Thursday night to protest the execution-style murder of a popular Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, an outspoken critic of police killings of poor residents. | Video

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