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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 29 2018

Paraguay's opposition candidate to propose tax hikes on farm sector

ASUNCION, Jan 29 Paraguay's opposition coalition to the conservative Colorado Party in April elections will push to increases taxes on the nation's large agricultural sector, its presidential candidate told Reuters.

Dec 05 2017

Paraguay Congress legalizes planting of medical marijuana

ASUNCION Paraguay's Congress passed a bill on Tuesday creating a state-sponsored system to import marijuana seeds and grow the plant for medical uses, a decision that followed other countries in Latin America.

Nov 16 2017

Paraguayan judge authorizes extradition of ex-Conmebol president

ASUNCION A Paraguayan judge authorized on Thursday the extradition of the former president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Nicolas Leoz to the United States, where he faces bribery accusations in a corruption investigation of world football executives.

Aug 03 2017

Paraguay's high-protein wheat may be too scarce to seize demand

ASUNCION/CHICAGO Weather damage to crops in Paraguay has robbed the international wheat market of more supplies of the high-quality grain needed to make bread and snatched an opportunity for the country to cultivate customers other than its massive neighbor, Brazil.

Jul 31 2017

Paraguay central bank to invest currency reserves in U.S. Treasuries

ASUNCION Paraguay will begin investing a portion of its foreign reserves in U.S. Treasury bonds at the end of the year, central bank President Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

May 23 2017

Soccer-Chapecoense docked points and knocked out of Libertadores

ASUNCION, May 23 Chapecoense were docked three points for fielding a suspended player and opponents Lanus awarded a 3-0 win on Tuesday, ending the Brazilian team's Copa Libertadores hopes.

Apr 25 2017

Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead

RIO DE JANEIRO/ASUNCION Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay.

Apr 17 2017

Paraguay president says will not run in 2018 election

ASUNCION Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes said on Monday he would not be a candidate in next year's election in order to preserve stability in the South American nation, regardless of whether Congress passed an amendment to allow second terms.

Apr 04 2017

U.N. calls for investigation into killing of Paraguayan protester

ASUNCION A U.N. official on Tuesday called for an investigation into the killing of a Paraguayan protester during violent demonstrations last week, while President Horacio Cartes canceled an overseas trip to concentrate on resolving the country's political crisis.

Apr 03 2017

Paraguay house delays re-election vote but protests persist

ASUNCION Thousands of protesters gathered outside Paraguay's Congress on Monday evening in a new but peaceful demonstration over an unpopular Senate vote for an amendment last week that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election.


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