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Brad Brooks

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 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

Mar 01 2018

Lawmakers question Trump ties to Panama project linked to laundering, trafficking

SAO PAULO Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee have asked the Trump Organization if it was aware of allegations that real estate agents and investors involved in the Trump Ocean Club in Panama had ties to money laundering and drug trafficking.

Jan 31 2018

Brazil's presidential race up for grabs with Lula out, poll shows

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's presidential election is up for grabs, according to a new poll, with popular ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likely to be barred because of his corruption conviction and one-third of an electorate disenchanted by graft scandals saying they would not vote for any candidate.

Dec 01 2017

Exclusive: Former top Brazil prosecutor says successor, police chief slowing graft probes

BRASILIA Three senior Brazilian law enforcement officials, including the former prosecutor general, said new leaders of the federal police and prosecutors' offices are curbing an anti-corruption drive that challenged centuries of impunity in Latin America's biggest country.

Nov 17 2017

Former broker in Trump Panama project under investigation in Brazil

AMERICANA, Brazil Federal prosecutors in Brazil are conducting a criminal investigation into alleged international money laundering by a man at the centre of a Reuters inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump’s first international hotel project.

Nov 17 2017

Special Report: Ivanka Trump and the fugitive from Panama

By Ned Parker, Stephen Grey, Stefanie Eschenbacher, Roman Anin, Brad Brooks and Christine Murray

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