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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 17 2018

Mexico ex-first lady would end husband's army policy if elected

MEXICO CITY Mexican presidential hopeful and former first lady Margarita Zavala pledged to curb violence and crime by pulling soldiers off the streets in a reversal of her husband's military-led drug strategy that ushered in a sharp increase in violence.

Jan 17 2018

Mexico leftist leads presidency race, PRI hopeful struggles: poll

MEXICO CITY The leftist front-runner for Mexico's presidency has retained his lead ahead of this year's election while the ruling party hopeful failed to gain traction during the festive season and slipped back slightly, a poll showed on Wednesday.

Dec 15 2017

Amazon becomes Mexico's top online retailer in 2017: report

MEXICO CITY Amazon.com Inc likely doubled its sales to become the biggest internet retailer in Mexico this year, helping to grow the country's nascent e-commerce market by a third, according to a report by market research firm Euromonitor International.

Dec 07 2017

Walmex expands Wi-Fi in Mexican stores, pushing online shopping

MEXICO CITY Wal-Mart de Mexico said on Thursday that it will install Wi-Fi throughout all but one of its chains in Mexico by next summer, in an attempt to collect user data and drive online sales by familiarizing shoppers with technology.

Dec 04 2017

U.N. rights team warns Mexico of 'crisis' in journalists' safety

MEXICO CITY The United Nations said on Monday the Mexican government is struggling to keep journalists safe and prosecute their oppressors, after officials toured regions of the country that are among the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

Nov 21 2017

Mexican leftist presidential candidate vows financial crime crackdown

MEXICO CITY Mexican leftist presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged in his manifesto to clamp down on financial crime, and tighten money laundering, banking and tax regulations if elected next July.

Nov 02 2017

Mexico women protest violence in skeletal Day of Dead march

MEXICO CITY Wearing black clothing and skeletal face paint, dozens of women marched in downtown Mexico City on Wednesday to commemorate the growing number of women murdered and pressure the government to put an end to what they say is the rampant impunity fueling it.

Oct 29 2017

After Mexico quakes, Day of the Dead parade honors rescuers

MEXICO CITY Dancing devils, towering skeletons and altars festooned with marigolds made their way down Mexico City's main thoroughfare on Saturday to commemorate Day of the Dead in a country still mourning nearly 500 people killed in earthquakes last month. | Video

Oct 28 2017

Top Mexico university blames deadly bridge collapse on weak supports

MEXICO CITY Mexico's elite Tecnologico de Monterrey university said on Friday that structural shortcomings contributed to the collapse of walkways on its Mexico City campus in an earthquake last month, killing five college students.

Oct 24 2017

Amazon launches cash payments in Mexico to lure shoppers online

MEXICO CITY Amazon.com Inc launched a cash payment service in Mexico on Tuesday, aiming to expand its customer base in a country where shoppers are wary of credit card fraud and often earn their living in paper currency.

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