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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 02 2018

Colombia's once shy Mina wins golden nickname

BOGOTA When Yerry Mina, Colombia's top scorer at the World Cup in Russia, was a chubby, shy child in the small sugar-growing town of Guachene, he dreamed not of scoring goals but of saving them.

Jun 18 2018

Peace, economy pose challenges for Colombia's new president

BOGOTA Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August.

Jun 18 2018

Colombia president-elect faces challenges on peace, economy

BOGOTA, June 18 Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and to rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August.

Jun 15 2018

Colombia's Sunday vote will determine future of peace deal, economy

BOGOTA Colombians will choose either a business-friendly protégé of a powerful ex-president or a leftist former guerrilla as their new head of state on Sunday, with the future of a historic peace accord and the nation's economic model hanging in the balance.

Jun 12 2018

Colombia vote worries oil, mining investors

BOGOTA Investors in Colombia's oil and mining sectors have much at stake in Sunday's presidential race with the frontrunner pledging business-friendly measures to revive production while his leftist rival wants to end reliance on petroleum and coal, the country's top exports. Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerilla group, has promised to overhaul state-run oil firm Ecopetrol SA, the South American nation's biggest company, to refocus it on renewable energy.

May 25 2018

Colombian election to decide future of economy, peace deal

BOGOTA Colombia's presidential election on Sunday will decide the future of peace with Marxist rebels and the nation's economic model as candidates from across the political spectrum compete with promises of jobs, safer streets and a crackdown on graft.

May 24 2018

Colombia's election could mark the start of a resurgent left

BOGOTA Left-wing presidential candidate Gustavo Petro had a simple but radical proposal for his audience in the small industrial town of Yumbo in western Colombia.

Apr 10 2018

Colombia pro-mining referendum will not soothe global miners

VETAS, Colombia Jose Alberto Gamboa, whose smile flashes the gold he has spent his life digging from Colombia's frosty Andean mountains, says he will do whatever it takes to protect his town's only industry: mining.

Mar 15 2018

Colombia tribunal begins mammoth task of investigating, trying war crimes

BOGOTA Colombia's transitional justice tribunal - designed to try former leftist rebels and government soldiers for crimes during the country's five-decade war - will begin collecting evidence and preparing its first hearings, officials said on Thursday.

Mar 12 2018

Colombia's Santos says will restart talks with ELN rebels

BOGOTA Colombia and the Marxist ELN guerrilla group will restart peace talks in Ecuador, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, after a six-week pause marked by deaths on both sides.

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