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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

'Total isolation': Venezuelan lawmaker tells of time in Maduro's jails

CARACAS A year and a half in Venezuela's feared prison system, deprived of food and water, caused opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro to lose 18 kg (40 lb), about a fifth of his body weight, he said.

May 23 2018

Chile high court declines to weigh in on lithium spat at Maricunga

SANTIAGO, May 23 Chile's constitutional court said it would not get involved in a dispute between a foreign-backed miner and state-run copper miner Codelco over adjoining lithium deposits in the Maricunga salt flat, according to a court document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

May 23 2018

UK foreign secretary seeks trade agreements in Chile, Latin America

SANTIAGO Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson concluded a five-day charm offensive in Latin America on Wednesday by expressing interest in a trade agreement with Chile and other countries in Latin America's so-called Pacific Alliance.

May 15 2018

Private firm takes on Codelco for control of Chile lithium deposit

(This version of the May 9 story corrects last name of Lithium Power International CEO to Holland from Howell.)

May 15 2018

Chile copper mine Sierra Gorda closes following fatal accident

SANTIAGO, May 15 Chilean copper mine Sierra Gorda, controlled by Polish miner KGHM, said on Tuesday it had shut down following a fatal accident involving a contract worker.

Apr 24 2018

Union at BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile says no advance deal likely

SANTIAGO The union of workers at BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, told Reuters on Tuesday it had made little progress on an early contract deal with management, making it "highly likely" that no agreement would be struck before official talks begin in June.

Apr 11 2018

Pope acknowledges his 'grave mistakes' in Chile sex abuse crisis

SANTIAGO/VATICAN CITY Pope Francis acknowledged on Wednesday that he had made "grave mistakes" in the handling of a sexual abuse crisis in Chile, saying he felt shame and inviting victims he had once doubted to Rome to seek their forgiveness personally.

Apr 10 2018

CRU/CESCO-Mantos Copper expanding Chile mine projects despite rising costs

SANTIAGO, April 10 Chilean miner Mantos Copper will go ahead with expansions at two existing copper mines beginning later this year in an effort to grow ahead of rising costs, Chief Executive John Mackenzie told Reuters on Tuesday.

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.

Mar 29 2018

Workers at Codelco's Radomiro Tomic mine reject contract offer

SANTIAGO A union representing the majority of workers at Codelco's Radomiro Tomic mine in Chile has rejected a final offer for a new labor contract, forcing a period of government-facilitated mediation, the company said on Thursday.

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