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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

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Mexico court ruling to shine light on executive wrongdoings

(Corrects paragraph 18 to show ICA said a court had declared fine void and that the regulator is appealing)

May 07 2018

Softening tone, Mexico leftist says 'no problem' with airport concession

MEXICO CITY Mexico's left-wing presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is trying to calm a fierce exchange with some of the country's business leaders, said on Monday he could offer a concession for Mexico City's new airport.

May 03 2018

Exclusive: Mexico leftist's wide lead narrows as election nears

MEXICO CITY Mexican leftist presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's lead narrowed for the first time in months as his nearest rival rebounded from corruption allegations ahead of the July 1 election, according to a poll released on Thursday.

Apr 30 2018

Mexican companies hedge, delay deals as NAFTA, elections loom

MEXICO CITY Mexican companies are delaying investment, bringing forward imports to protect against currency swings and warning the next few months could be volatile as the NAFTA trade talks reach a climax and July's presidential election nears.

Apr 16 2018

Sparring with leftist front-runner, Mexico's Slim defends airport project

MEXICO CITY Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim sparred on Monday with the country's presidential front-runner over the Mexico City airport his companies are helping build, saying the leftist's threats to halt the $13 billion project would be a setback for the economy.

Apr 02 2018

Exclusive: Mexican leftist has 18-point lead as campaign kicks off - poll

MONTERREY Mexican left-wing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has an 18-point lead ahead of the July 1 election, according to a poll published on Monday that showed him with a growing advantage at the start of formal campaigning.

Mar 23 2018

Exclusive: Slim doubles down on Mexico City airport amid turmoil - sources

MEXICO CITY Funds controlled by the family of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim are set to acquire a large chunk of an investment trust to fund Mexico City's new airport, three sources with knowledge of the deal said, as doubts hang over the project's future.

Mar 14 2018

Calls for probe of Mexico state pension fund investment after Reuters report

MEXICO CITY The head of a Mexican congressional committee on Tuesday called for an investigation of an investment by state workers' pension fund PensionIssste, after Reuters reported it spent millions on shares in a company spiraling toward bankruptcy.

Mar 12 2018

Exclusive: Mexican state pension fund spent millions on failing builder - sources

MEXICO CITY Mexico's state workers' pension fund plowed more than $20 million into ICA and became the largest shareholder as the builder spiraled toward insolvency, according to people familiar with the matter, with the fund's investment set to be wiped out in a restructuring.

Mar 07 2018

Exclusive: Mexico left-wing candidate's lead widens as rivals bicker - poll

MEXICO CITY Mexican left-wing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador extended his lead to 14 points in an opinion poll completed last week, with a fight between his opponents over accusations of financial wrongdoing weighing on their support.


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