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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

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.

Dec 19 2017

Honduran president ignores new election calls, opponent warns of 'civil war'

TEGUCIGALPA The president of Honduras declared himself re-elected on Tuesday despite calls from the Organization of American States (OAS) for a fresh vote over allegations of fraud and deadly protests following last month's disputed election. | Video

Dec 19 2017

Senior Honduran official rejects new election call amid protests

TEGUCIGALPA A senior Honduran government official ruled out a new presidential election on Monday, the day after the Organization of American States called for one following a contentious vote that has sparked violent protests. | Video

Dec 18 2017

OAS says Honduran presidential election should be redone

TEGUCIGALPA The Organization of American States (OAS) said late on Sunday that Honduras should hold new presidential elections, after the electoral tribunal declared conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez the official winner of the bitterly contested Nov. 26 presidential vote.

Dec 07 2017

Honduras election tribunal says to hold partial re-count in presidential vote

TEGUCIGALPA Honduras' election tribunal will re-count 4,753 ballot boxes that have cast a shadow on the results of the country's presidential election, the tribunal chief said on Thursday, bowing to a demand by the Organization of American States (OAS).

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