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Joseph Guyler Delva

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 13 2018

Haitians proud on day of quake memorial, after Trump comments

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitians on Friday pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump's reported description of the Caribbean country as a "shithole," instead celebrating a history of slave revolution and resilience on the eighth anniversary of a devastating earthquake. | Video

Jan 13 2018

Haitians proud on day of quake memorial, after Trump comments

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitians on Friday pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump's reported description of the Caribbean country as a "shithole," instead celebrating a history of slave revolution and resilience on the eighth anniversary of a devastating earthquake. | Video

Dec 26 2017

Haiti's ex-prime minister banned from travel amid corruption probe

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian authorities said on Tuesday a former prime minister and top official have been banned from leaving the country as prosecutors lead a corruption probe in which 12 people, including government officials, have been arrested.

Nov 21 2017

Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status

PORT-AU-PRINCE The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the program would last for another 20 months.

Nov 18 2017

Haitian army set to make controversial return after two decades

CAP-HAITIEN/PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's president on Saturday heralded the re-establishment of the country's military after 22 years, a divisive issue in the impoverished Caribbean nation which has a history of bloody coups and political instability.

Oct 23 2017

After U.N. troubles, Haiti wary of new justice mission

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti A new United Nations-backed mission to support Haiti's justice system has had a mixed reaction from local politicians and civil society groups after long-standing criticism of its predecessor.

Sep 12 2017

Macron vows Caribbean rebuild as anger rises against European powers

PORT-AU-PRINCE French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to quickly rebuild the islands of the French Caribbean during a visit on Tuesday meant to dispel anger at his government's response to Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 43 people in the region. | Video

Sep 12 2017

Macron vows Caribbean rebuild as anger rises against European powers

PORT-AU-PRINCE French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to quickly rebuild the islands of the French Caribbean during a visit on Tuesday meant to dispel anger at his government's response to Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 43 people in the region. | Video

Sep 12 2017

Violent street protests break out in Haiti over tax hikes

PORT-AU-PRINCE Protesters in Haiti damaged commercial buildings in the capital city and set cars on fire on Tuesday, angered by government tax hikes that come at a time when foreign aid is declining.

Jul 05 2017

Haiti plans recruitment for small army: defense minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haiti plans to start recruiting for a small, newly reformed army, the defense minister said on Tuesday, while critics questioned the need for such a force in a poor country with a history of military coups.

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