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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 16 2018

Murders, killings by cops rise in Rio de Janeiro, six months into intervention

RIO DE JANEIRO Six months after Brazil sent in federal forces to take control of security in Rio de Janeiro state, both murders and the number of people killed in police confrontations have risen, official data shows, raising questions about the strategy.

Jul 12 2018

Exclusive: Mexico opposes U.S. plan to make it take asylum seekers - document, source

MEXICO CITY Mexico is opposed to a U.S. request to make people seeking asylum in the United States apply in Mexico instead, according to a source and a briefing note, in a setback to U.S. efforts to deepen cooperation on immigration before a leftist president takes office.

Jul 04 2018

Mexico's Lopez Obrador seen dominating Congress, as female lawmakers surge

MEXICO CITY The party of Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and its allies will have an outright majority in Congress but will not surpass the two-thirds threshold needed to change the constitution, estimates show.

Jun 28 2018

Special Report: As Mexico oil sector sputters, crime and violence rattle industry towns

PARAISO, Mexico Until recently, Edgar Barrera enjoyed a life many Mexicans could only hope for. | Video

Jun 21 2018

Mexico hikes rates to avoid inflation risks from peso slump

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank on Thursday raised its benchmark interest rate 25 basis points to 7.75 percent, in a bid to counteract the effects of a peso slump and keep a downward inflation trend on track.

May 24 2018

Mexico's Pena Nieto 'optimistic' on NAFTA as country makes new offer

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday expressed optimism about NAFTA talks that have been thrown into disarray by a U.S. probe exploring auto tariffs, while a source said Mexico had made a new offer to seek a deal.

May 24 2018

Mexico says will not renegotiate NAFTA under pressure, but makes new offer

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON May 24 Mexico will not buckle to pressure to conclude the long-stalled renegotiation of NAFTA, President Enrique Pena Nieto's spokesman said on Thursday, but a source said the country made a new offer after the United States launched a probe exploring auto tariffs.

Mar 15 2018

Mexico’s drug cartels, now hooked on fuel, cripple the country’s refineries

SALAMANCA, Mexico – The first call, from someone claiming to belong to the Michoacán Family drug cartel, came in February 2015.

Feb 19 2018

Venezuela, oil likely to feature on Mexican minister's visit: Jamaica

MEXICO CITY Venezuela's political situation could well be on the agenda during a trip by Mexico's foreign minister to Jamaica next month during which Mexican oil sales are likely to be discussed, Jamaica's foreign minister told Reuters on Monday.

Feb 16 2018

Exclusive: Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies - official

MEXICO CITY Mexico's foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to erode Venezuela's oil-based influence in the Caribbean.

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