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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

Jul 06 2017

Venezuelan lawmakers beaten, besieged in latest violence

CARACAS Pipe-wielding government supporters burst into Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Wednesday, witnesses said, attacking and besieging lawmakers in the latest flare-up of violence during a political crisis. | Video

Nov 10 2016

Living in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

JEREMIE, Haiti Haiti had been hit so hard by Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, that people considered themselves lucky to be alive.

Oct 21 2016

Covering Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

JEREMIE, HAITI The Haitian city of Jeremie was completely destroyed.

Sep 08 2016

Struggling to feed families, Venezuelans abandon pets

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela Venezuelans struggling to feed their families, let alone their pets, during the country's deep economic crisis are increasingly abandoning emaciated dogs in streets, public parks and makeshift shelters because they no longer can afford to care for them. | Video

May 06 2016

Resource-rich Venezuela struggles to keep lights, taps on

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela Residents of Venezuela's southern city of Puerto Ordaz enjoy pleasant views of the Orinoco and Caroni rivers and are a half hour's drive from one of the world's biggest hydroelectric dams.

Apr 27 2016

Venezuela economic crisis means fewer meals, more starch

CARACAS Venezuela's soaring prices and chronic shortages have left 65-year-old homemaker Alida Gonzalez struggling to put meals on the table. | Video

Sep 10 2015

Violent clashes erupt at trial of Venezuela opposition leader

CARACAS, Sep. 10 Supporters of jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez and pro-government activists clashed on Thursday in Caracas outside his trial, as tensions spiked over an approaching verdict for Venezuela's best-known imprisoned opposition leader.

Sep 10 2015

Violent clashes erupt at trial of Venezuela opposition leader

CARACAS, Sep. 10 Supporters of jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez and pro-government activists clashed on Thursday in Caracas outside his trial, as tensions spiked over an approaching verdict for Venezuela's best-known imprisoned opposition leader.

Sep 10 2015

Violent clashes erupt at trial of Venezuela opposition leader

CARACAS, Sep. 10 Supporters of jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez and pro-government activists clashed on Thursday in Caracas outside his trial, as tensions spiked over an approaching verdict for Venezuela's best-known imprisoned opposition leader.

Jan 07 2015

Venezuelans turn to fish smuggling to survive economic crisis

EL YAGUAL, Venezuela People in Venezuela's savannah heartlands struggling to survive the national economic crisis have found a novel way to make ends meet: fish-smuggling to Colombia.

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