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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

Jul 13 2018

Colombia seeks to heal war wounds as FARC commanders appear before tribunal

BOGOTA Former Marxist FARC rebel commanders in Colombia, headed by their leader Rodrigo Londono, appeared before a tribunal on Friday that will try crimes allegedly committed during the country's five-decade civil war.

Jun 18 2018

Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal

BOGOTA Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels. | Video

Jun 17 2018

Colombia votes in polarized election putting peace, economy at stake

BOGOTA, June 17 Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential runoff that pits candidates offering polar opposite views and has stirred fears the winner will upset a fragile peace process or derail the economy.

Jun 15 2018

Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

BOGOTA Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor.

Jun 15 2018

Colombia's presidential frontrunner Duque pledges to tweak peace deal

BOGOTA When Ivan Duque was a boy, his grandmother made him memorize the speeches of assassinated Colombian presidential candidate Eliecer Gaitan. By the age of seven, he could recite them all.

Jun 15 2018

Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

BOGOTA Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor.

Jun 14 2018

Colombian rebels' faith in peace unshaken by election, for now

ICONONZO, Colombia Cesar Gonzalez is proud of his tin-roofed cabin in the warm hills of central Colombia. Clothes hang neatly along the wall and shelves are lined with coffee and sugar jars. He has two beds, a gas stove and a fridge.

May 28 2018

Colombia heads for divisive runoff with peace deal at stake

BOGOTA Colombia headed for its most divisive presidential race in decades after right-winger Ivan Duque won Sunday's first-round vote, triggering a runoff with leftist Gustavo Petro that could upset a historic peace deal or see a reversal in business-friendly policies. | Video

May 27 2018

Colombian peace deal critic to face fiery leftist in runoff

BOGOTA Right-winger Ivan Duque, who wants to overhaul a peace deal with Marxist rebels, won Colombia's first-round presidential election on Sunday, setting up a runoff next month with leftist Gustavo Petro, who has pledged to confront privileged elites. | Video

May 27 2018

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal, economy at stake

BOGOTA, May 27 Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred fears the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels or derail the nation's business-friendly economic model.

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