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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 08 2018

Escondida union in Chile optimistic will reach deal with BHP

SANTIAGO The union at BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile said on Friday that it saw a "favorable scenario" for reaching a deal on a new labor contract with the company, citing higher copper prices.

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 27 2018

LATAM Airlines crew union cannot end strike yet: company

SANTIAGO A strike by cabin workers for a unit of Chile-based LATAM Airlines continued for the 18th day on Friday despite the union's attempt to end it, LATAM said.

Apr 12 2018

Union says no agreement with LATAM airlines, strike goes on

SANTIAGO Chile-based LATAM Airlines, the region's largest carrier, failed to reach an agreement with flight attendants to end a strike on Thursday, a union said, raising the possibility of additional flight cancellations.

Apr 02 2018

Shareholders in Chilean lithium firm SQM move to shake up governance

SANTIAGO, April 2 Two major shareholders in Chilean lithium giant SQM proposed in a regulatory filing on Monday to change the company's governing statutes in a way that could block other shareholders from gaining control of the firm.

Mar 13 2018

Bank of China authorized to operate in Chile -regulator

SANTIAGO, March 13 Chilean banking regulator SBIF on Tuesday said it had authorized Bank of China Limited, one of China's largest banks, to operate in the country, a further sign of deepening economic ties between China and Latin America.

Mar 09 2018

Exclusive: Chile files complaint to block sale of SQM shares to Chinese companies

SANTIAGO Chile's government has asked antitrust regulators to block the sale of a stake in lithium company SQM to a Chinese company on the grounds it would give China an unfair advantage in the global race to secure resources to develop electric vehicles, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Mar 08 2018

Asia-Pacific nations sign sweeping trade deal without U.S.

SANTIAGO Eleven countries including Japan and Canada signed a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement without the United States on Thursday in what one minister called a powerful signal against protectionism and trade wars. | Video

Feb 23 2018

Chilean salmon producer AquaChile to raise $200 mln, list in Norway

SANTIAGO, Feb 23 Chilean salmon company AquaChile plans to raise $200 million, in part by issuing new shares on the Norwegian stock exchange, in a bid to finance its investment plan and eventual mergers or acquisitions, the company said in a Friday filing.

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