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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

May 25 2018

Mexico minister: 40 percent chance of NAFTA deal before July election

MEXICO CITY There is about a 40-percent chance of concluding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) before Mexico's presidential election on July 1, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday.

May 15 2018

Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, Canada is upbeat

MEXICO CITY Mexico's economy minister said that he saw diminishing chances for a new North American Free Trade Agreement ahead of a Thursday deadline to present a deal that could be signed by the current U.S. Congress.

May 10 2018

Mexican leftist candidate answers business critics with 'Pejenomics' plan

MEXICO CITY The leftist front-runner for the Mexican presidency has issued a pithy guide to his economic vision for the country to allay fears over his business savvy, albeit while doubling down on his sharp criticism of a few influential entrepreneurs.

May 01 2018

U.S. trade chief says NAFTA approval on 'thin ice' without deal soon

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday that if a deal to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement cannot be reached with Canada and Mexico in about three weeks, its approval by the U.S. Congress could be in jeopardy.

Apr 27 2018

Mexico presidency frontrunner should decide quickly on airport if elected -adviser

MEXICO CITY Mexico's presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador should decide quickly on whether to scrap a new Mexico City airport if he wins the July 1 election, a top adviser said on Friday.

Apr 23 2018

Mexico's second-placed presidential candidate boosted by TV debate: poll

MEXICO CITY The second-placed contender in Mexico's presidential race won the opening televised debate of the campaign on Sunday night, a telephone survey found, after the front-runner came under relentless attack from competitors.

Apr 23 2018

'Everyone's against me': rivals attack Mexico leftist in TV debate

MEXICO CITY The trailing pack of candidates in Mexico's July 1 presidential election on Sunday launched repeated attacks on the leftist front-runner in a first televised debate, putting him on the defensive without luring him out into an open verbal brawl.

Apr 16 2018

NAFTA meeting on tap; Mexico doesn't want to be used to elude U.S. tariffs

MEXICO CITY The ministers leading the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could meet again on Thursday in Washington as they push for quick progress, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Monday.

Apr 12 2018

Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana: tourism minister

MEXICO CITY Taking a lead from the United States, Mexico should allow states to begin legalizing marijuana while broader efforts are in limbo, a senior government official said, as the country seeks ways to tackle record gang violence.

Apr 09 2018

Mexico puts U.S. ties under review as Trump stirs new tensions

MEXICO CITY Mexico said on Monday it will review all forms of cooperation with the United States, including efforts to combat powerful drug cartels, in a sign of mounting frustration over President Donald Trump's antagonistic attitude toward the country.


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