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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 20 2018

Venezuela's decimated 'Resistance' protesters stay off streets for election

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Activists in Venezuela's western state of Tachira have for years been at the forefront of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro and helped lead violent protests during an election last year to create an all-powerful legislature.

May 19 2018

Unconvinced by election, Venezuela emigrees stream across border

SAN ANTONIO, Venezuela Crouched on a sidewalk near Venezuela's border with Colombia, construction worker Deiver Guarate said Sunday's presidential election has already been decided in favor of President Nicolas Maduro, and he did not plan to stay around to hear the results. | Video

May 18 2018

Courts in Curacao, Bonaire partially lift seizures against PDVSA

Courts in Curacao and Bonaire have partially lifted attachments introduced by ConocoPhillips aiming to seize Venezuelan PDVSA's [PDVSA.UL] assets to satisfy a $2 billion arbitration ruling, according to a copy of the documents seen by Reuters.

May 17 2018

Families of detained Venezuela officers demand their release

CARACAS/MARACAIBO Family members of Venezuelan army officers arrested in March for alleged conspiracy are demanding their release and denouncing procedural irregularities amid what critics call a growing purge of the crisis-stricken country's armed forces.

May 16 2018

A Venezuelan paradox: Maduro's critics long for change but won't vote

CARACAS Months before Venezuela's opposition coalition called for abstention in Sunday's presidential election, college student Ana Romano had already decided not to vote.

May 04 2018

Top Venezuelan bank Banesco's chairman slams state takeover, arrests

CARACAS The chairman of Venezuela's top bank Banesco on Friday condemned a 90-day state takeover and arrest of 11 executives as locals thronged cash machines and sped up transfers to other institutions.

Apr 11 2018

Venezuela rockers push anti-Maduro anthems as Americas Summit soundtrack

CARACAS A group of Venezuelan rock bands hope to popularize songs against President Nicolas Maduro by handing out a CD called "Rock Against Dictatorship" during a summit of Latin American and North American countries in Lima this week.

Mar 21 2018

Miss Venezuela pageant to probe contestants' ethics after social media feud

CARACAS The Miss Venezuela beauty pageant said on Wednesday it will investigate possible unethical conduct by its contestants following a vitriolic social media spat that saw former participants accusing each other of inappropriate behavior.

Mar 13 2018

Venezuela jails dissident ex-security chief on conspiracy charge

CARACAS Venezuelan security forces on Tuesday detained Miguel Rodriguez, a dissident former interior minister, on accusations he was conspiring to destabilize the government of unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Mar 08 2018

Venezuela's PDVSA sues oil traders over corruption scheme - lawyer

CARACAS Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has sued a group of oil trading companies through a U.S. trust over a multi-billion dollar corruption scheme to buy petroleum products below market value, the lawyer representing the trust said on Thursday.

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