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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 22 2018

Father says little Honduran girl on Time cover was not taken from mother

TEGUCIGALPA The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before U.S. President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the U.S. border, according to a man who says he is the girl's father.

May 04 2018

Trump administration moves to expel some 57,000 Hondurans

NEW YORK/TEGUCIGALPA The Trump administration said on Friday it will end temporary protections for immigrants in the United States from Honduras on Jan. 5, 2020, leaving potentially 57,000 people vulnerable to deportation. | Video

Apr 10 2018

Honduran coca raid signals shift to cocaine production, authorities say

TEGUCIGALPA The second seizure of a coca plantation in Honduras within a year shows drug gangs are seeking to cut costs and turn the small Central American state into a producer rather than a transit hub for U.S.-bound cocaine, authorities said on Tuesday.

Mar 03 2018

Honduras arrests alleged mastermind behind activist's murder

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran authorities on Friday said they arrested a high-ranking executive of a hydroelectric company on Friday on charges of helping plan the murder of indigenous environmental activist Berta Caceres two years ago.

Jan 27 2018

Honduran president sworn in amid protests after election chaos

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez called for unity on Saturday after a bitterly disputed election last year as he was sworn in for a second term, while police skirmished with protesters in the streets.

Jan 24 2018

OAS body accuses Honduras Congress of blocking anti-graft probe

TEGUCIGALPA An anti-graft body backed by the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday accused the Honduran congress of blocking its investigations into a corruption racket that allegedly involves lawmakers and high-level officials.

Jan 20 2018

Honduran security forces battle protesters as election chaos lingers

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran soldiers and police clashed with protesters blocking roads across the Central American country on Saturday, as discontent continues to fester nearly two months after a disputed presidential election.

Jan 10 2018

Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, no tsunami

TEGUCIGALPA An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

Dec 22 2017

U.S. backs re-election of Honduran president despite vote controversy

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA The United States on Friday backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez despite widespread misgivings about the vote count, prompting the opposition candidate to describe his bid for the presidency as a "lost cause."

Dec 20 2017

U.S. follows Mexico in backing disputed Honduran vote result

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA The United States on Wednesday followed Mexico in signaling that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez had won a heavily disputed presidential election last month, lending weight to his legitimacy in spite of ongoing opposition protests.


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