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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

Aug 08 2018

Canada's Teck gets approval to expand Quebrada Blanca mine in Chile

SANTIAGO Teck Resources Ltd said on Wednesday it had received regulatory approval for its $4.8 billion Phase 2 project at its Quebrada Blanca copper mine in northern Chile, a sprawling expansion that will boost production from the deposit to 300,000 tonnes of copper annually.

Aug 08 2018

Chile's SQM says to overtake Albemarle as world's top lithium producer by 2022

SANTIAGO Chilean miner SQM said on Wednesday it would overtake competitor Albemarle as the world's top producer of lithium by 2022, boosting its production capacity that year to 28 percent of the world's total versus the U.S.-based Albemarle's 16 percent.

Aug 06 2018

BHP asks for government mediation in talks at Chile's Escondida

SANTIAGO Miner BHP said on Monday that it had formally requested a period of government mediation with the union at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, prompting the union to postpone the start of a strike approved by workers.

Aug 06 2018

BHP asks for government mediation in talks at Chile's Escondida

SANTIAGO Miner BHP said on Monday that it had formally requested a period of government mediation with the union at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, just hours before workers threatened to begin a strike.

Aug 04 2018

Chile archbishop to forgo ceremony amid church sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO Archbishop of Santiago Ricardo Ezzati said on Saturday that he would not lead Chile's Te Deum, an annual religious ceremony attended by the country's top politicians and clergy, amid a church sex abuse scandal that has sent shockwaves through the conservative Catholic nation.

Aug 04 2018

Chilean archbishop says to forgo Te Deum amid church sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO Archbishop of Santiago Ricardo Ezzati said on Saturday that he would not lead Chile´s Te Deum, an annual religious ceremony attended by the country´s top politicians and clergy, amid a church sex abuse scandal that has sent shockwaves through the conservative Catholic nation.

Aug 02 2018

Workers at Chile's Escondida give BHP deadline to avoid strike

SANTIAGO The union at BHP Billiton's Escondida mine in Chile, the world's biggest copper mine, told the company on Thursday that it should improve its contract offer by August 6 or it would begin preparations for a strike.

Aug 01 2018

Chile retailer Falabella says to purchase Linio for $138 million

SANTIAGO Chilean retailer Falabella said on Wednesday it had purchased Latin American e-commerce company Linio for $138 million(105.11 million pounds), adding in a regulatory filing that it was seeking $800 million in financing to put towards the acquisition and other investments.

Aug 01 2018

Escondida copper mine union says partial vote count shows support for strike

SANTIAGO, July 31 The union at BHP Billiton Ltd's Escondida mine in Chile, the world's largest copper mine, said on Tuesday that an early, partial vote count on a final contract offer from the Anglo-Australian miner suggests its members will reject the offer and approve a strike.

Jul 30 2018

Chile says lithium miner Albemarle slow to respond on contract details

SANTIAGO Chile's government said on Monday that lithium miner Albemarle had been slow to respond to the government's requests for information about a contract the U.S.-based miner signed with the South American country in 2016.

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