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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 06 2018

Prosecutors question Macri's cousin in Argentina 'notebooks' graft scandal

BUENOS AIRES Argentine prosecutors questioned a construction executive related to President Mauricio Macri on Monday as part of a sprawling investigation into bribe payments made to the former government, a person close to the case told Reuters.

Aug 06 2018

Argentine abortion bill loses momentum after senator pulls support

BUENOS AIRES Prospects faded over the weekend for a bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina, when an opposition senator said she had changed her mind and would vote against the measure when it is brought to the floor on Wednesday.

Jul 28 2018

U.S. says farmers could get cash aid by Oct but will not be made whole

BUENOS AIRES U.S. farmers could receive cash payments from a planned $12 billion aid package as soon as late September, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Reuters on Saturday, warning that the program will not make tariff-hit farmers whole.

Jul 28 2018

U.S. says farmers could get cash aid by October but will not be made whole

BUENOS AIRES U.S. farmers could receive cash payments from a planned $12 billion aid package as soon as late September, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Reuters on Saturday, warning that the program will not make tariff-hit farmers whole.

Jul 20 2018

Bumper wheat harvest may ignite Argentina economy

BUENOS AIRES A record wheat harvest expected in Argentina this year could arrive just in time to jumpstart the ailing South American economy in the fourth quarter, after growth has been hit by low investment, high inflation and a soy crop devastated by drought.

Jul 12 2018

Drought-hit Argentine corn crop may keep shrinking, strain global supplies

BUENOS AIRES The estimate for Argentina's drought-hit corn crop may be cut further from the 32 million tonnes currently expected to be harvested this season, the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange and the country's main farmers group said on Thursday.

Jun 04 2018

Paraguay soybean exports to top Argentina's for first time

ASUNCION Paraguay is forecast to export more soybeans than neighboring grains powerhouse Argentina for the first time this year as growers in the smaller country push to increase output and fill the supply gap left by a drought on the Argentine Pampas.

May 24 2018

Argentina may freeze soybean tax cut program, farmers balk

BUENOS AIRES Argentina may halt the gradual lowering of soybean export taxes as the government speeds up its deficit-cutting effort, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said on Thursday, prompting push-back from farmers already hurting from a soy crop reduced by drought.

May 18 2018

Argentine peso stabilizes after central bank draws the line at 25 per dollar

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's peso stabilized on Thursday as the central bank declined for the second day in a row to support the local currency by selling dollars, indicating its willingness to let the market find its own level under 25 to the U.S. dollar.

May 09 2018

Political backlash over Argentina IMF deal contained, for now

BUENOS AIRES Opposition politicians and many ordinary Argentines have been quick to criticize President Mauricio Macri's decision to seek a lifeline from the International Monetary Fund but the gamble could pay off if he is able to avoid onerous terms.

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