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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 14 2018

Exclusive: Mexico studies tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. corn, soy

MEXICO CITY Mexico could strike at $4 billion in annual imports of U.S. corn and soybeans if President Donald Trump escalates a trade spat with new tariffs, officials told Reuters this week, and it is studying how to reduce the pain of such a move.

Jun 06 2018

Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs

MEXICO CITY Mexico put tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, retaliating against import duties on metals imposed by President Donald Trump and taking aim at Republican strongholds ahead of U.S. congressional elections in November. | Video

Jun 04 2018

Exclusive: Mexico set to impose 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork legs - sources

MEXICO CITY Mexico will impose a 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork imports, two industry officials with direct knowledge of the plan told Reuters on Monday, for the first time providing details of the country's retaliatory measures to U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

May 23 2018

Mexico eyes more banana, pork exports to China as NAFTA talks stall

MEXICO CITY, May 23 A Mexican trade delegation traveling to China this week expects to wrap up talks that will allow more banana, pork and sorghum exports to the Asian giant, a top Mexican agriculture trade official said on Wednesday.

May 17 2018

Mexico's landmark energy reforms are mired in regulatory delays

MEXICO CITY Oil firms that have won drilling rights during Mexico's landmark energy reforms have made little progress on developing about two-thirds of the projects because of the nation's tangled regulatory regime, according to company executives and government data.

Apr 16 2018

Coffee industry worried U.S. ruling on cancer warning may widen

MEXICO CITY The head of the International Coffee Organization criticized a U.S. judge's decision requiring cancer warnings on coffee sold in California by Starbucks and other retailers, expressing concern that the push for cancer labels may spread.

Apr 13 2018

Norwegian major Statoil eyes future projects with Mexico's Pemex

MEXICO CITY Norway's Statoil will evaluate new offshore projects in Mexico, including potential tie-ups with state oil company Pemex, the firm's top executive said, adding that a first deepwater well in an existing Gulf project will likely be drilled next year.

Apr 03 2018

Costa Rica vote halts march of religious conservatism

SAN JOSE The resounding victory of a pro-gay marriage candidate in Costa Rica's presidential run-off vote on Sunday staved off a resurgent Christian evangelical movement that proved unable to translate strong social conservatism into a win.

Apr 02 2018

Costa Rica center-left easily wins presidency in vote fought on gay rights

SAN JOSE The center-left's Carlos Alvarado Quesada decisively defeated a conservative Protestant singer in Costa Rica's presidential runoff election on Sunday by promising to allow gay marriage, protecting the country's reputation for tolerance.

Apr 02 2018

Costa Rica's young president-elect wins pitching progressive values

SAN JOSE Costa Rica's President-elect Carlos Alvarado Quesada ran up a bigger-than-expected margin of victory in Sunday's runoff election, leading a progressive coalition to beat back a stiff run from a Christian conservative singer.

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