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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

Jan 12 2018

Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in local shops that cater to the crisis-hit country's dwindling elite. | Video

Dec 31 2017

Venezuela raises minimum wage 40 percent, stoking world's fastest inflation

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 40 percent increase to the minimum wage as of January, a move that will foment what many economists already consider hyperinflation in the oil-rich but crisis-stricken nation.

Dec 29 2017

Venezuelans protest over pork shortage, Maduro blames Portugal

CARACAS Hundreds of Venezuelans took to the streets in poor parts of Caracas overnight to protest a shortage of pork for traditional Christmas meals in the latest symptom of social discontent during a brutal economic crisis. | Video

Dec 08 2017

The silent creditor group in Venezuela's debt crisis: Venezuelans

CARACAS The prospect of a Venezuelan debt default triggering a clash between revolutionary socialists and foreign creditors has overshadowed an equally complicated dilemma facing the OPEC nation: a standoff with its own citizens who are bondholders.

Dec 08 2017

The silent creditor group in Venezuela's debt crisis: Venezuelans

CARACAS The prospect of a Venezuelan debt default triggering a clash between revolutionary socialists and foreign creditors has overshadowed an equally complicated dilemma facing the OPEC nation: a standoff with its own citizens who are bondholders.

Nov 22 2017

Exclusive: Small Puerto Rican bank halts Venezuela correspondent services - source

CARACAS A small Puerto Rican bank that had been helping Venezuela carry out international trade operations has halted those services because of concerns about the reputational risks of doing so, a finance industry source with knowledge of the situation has told Reuters.

Nov 20 2017

As many Venezuela bondholders stampede, some joust for advantage

Venezuela's efforts to restructure its debt may have triggered an initial stampede for the exits, but some investment funds are maintaining their portfolios or even beefing them up, betting that other investors' distress could spell opportunity.

Nov 20 2017

As many Venezuela bondholders stampede, some joust for advantage

NEW YORK/LONDON/CARACAS Venezuela's efforts to restructure its debt may have triggered an initial stampede for the exits, but some investment funds are maintaining their portfolios or even beefing them up, betting that other investors' distress could spell opportunity.

Nov 16 2017

Venezuela ruled in default by trade group after bond payment delays

CARACAS Venezuela's cash-strapped leftist government has defaulted on sovereign debt and bonds issued by state oil firm PDVSA after failing to make timely payments, a New York-based derivatives group ruled on Thursday.

Nov 16 2017

Venezuela's ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at the Hague

CARACAS Venezuela's sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials for crimes against humanity over murders by police and military officers.

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