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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

Jun 15 2018

Chile prosecutors raid Catholic Church offices amid sex abuse probe

SANTIAGO Chilean police and prosecutors on Wednesday launched separate and unexpected raids on Roman Catholic Church offices to seize documents relating to mounting claims of sexual abuse and cover-up.

Jun 15 2018

Chile antitrust regulator to probe Tianqi purchase of SQM stake

SANTIAGO Chile's antitrust regulator FNE said on Friday it would open an investigation into the effects on the market of Chinese miner Tianqi Lithium Corp's purchase last month of a 24 percent stake in SQM, one of the world's top lithium producers.

Jun 11 2018

BHP, union at Chile's Spence copper mine reach labor agreement

SANTIAGO Unionized workers at BHP's Spence copper mine in northern Chile agreed on Monday to a new collective labor contract, the company and the union said.

Jun 11 2018

Workers at BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile approve labor contract

SANTIAGO, June 11 Unionized workers at BHP Billiton's Spence copper mine in northern Chile have approved a new labor contract, union president Ronald Salcedo said on Monday.

Jun 01 2018

AquaChile to purchase 2 smaller Chile salmon farms for $255 mln

SANTIAGO, June 1 Top Chilean salmon company AquaChile said on Friday it had struck a $255 million deal to purchase two smaller operations after shareholders in February approved a capital plan that included listing on the Norwegian stock exchange.

May 31 2018

Pope promises 'never again' to sex abuse in Chile, re-opens investigation

VATICAN CITY/SANTIAGO Pope Francis on Thursday promised Chilean Catholics scarred by a culture of clergy sexual abuse that "never again" would the Church ignore them or the cover-up of abuse in their country, where a widespread scandal has devastated its credibility.

May 23 2018

Amazon Web Services to invest in Chile for the long-term: executive

SANTIAGO Amazon Web Services is looking to invest in Chile for the long-term as part of a larger Latin American expansion plan, a senior executive said on Wednesday after meeting with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

May 08 2018

China suspects others lobbied to block it from Chilean lithium: official

SANTIAGO China suspects other countries, racing to secure resources to develop electric vehicles, lobbied Chile to block Chinese firms from purchasing a stake in top lithium producer SQM, its trade representative told Reuters on Tuesday.

Apr 11 2018

CRU/CESCO-Miners urge new Chile government to give exploration a boost

SANTIAGO, April 11 Copper mining industry leaders meeting in Santiago this week called on Chile's month-old government to open up exploration or risk losing investment as companies hunt elsewhere for new projects.

Apr 10 2018

CRU/CESCO-Collahuasi says to slash costs to under $1/lb in 2018

SANTIAGO, April 10 Chilean miner Collahuasi said on Tuesday it expected to slash production costs to under $1 per pound of copper this year as it makes use of new technology and optimizes its operations.

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