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.
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BRASILIA, Nov 13 Brazil is likely to inform major creditor countries of a $262.5 million debt owed by Venezuela after it missed a payment under a regional credit accord, three Brazilian government sources said on Monday, as its northern neighbor teeters on the brink of default.
BRASILIA Brazilian officials promised on Thursday that a diluted proposal to overhaul pensions would achieve at least half the fiscal savings of the original bill, as the government ramped up negotiations in the hopes of getting to a vote in Congress by the end of the year.
BRASILIA, Nov 8 Brazil's government will announce on Thursday plans to resume about 7,000 construction projects with a calculated investment of 131 billion reais ($40 billion) through the end of 2018, a presidential aide said on Wednesday.
BRASILIA, Nov 8 The Brazilian government will propose a watered down version of its unpopular pension reform this week because the original bill does not have enough votes to pass Congress, its deputy lower house whip said on Wednesday.
BRASILIA France will propose changing the European Commission's mandate to negotiate a trade deal with South America's Mercosur bloc to include food safety provisions, its envoy to Brazil said on Monday.
BRASILIA Canada and the South American trade bloc Mercosur will announce in December the opening of negotiations for a free-trade deal during the World Trade Organization's annual meeting in Argentina, two sources told Reuters this week.
NEW YORK Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Wednesday state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro , a symbol of national sovereignty, would stay in public hands even as his government makes an aggressive privatization push. | Video
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police on Monday launched an operation involving possible money laundering by the agricultural arm of Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA through imports of agricultural equipment from Brazil, authorities said.
BRASILIA The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run for president in 2018.
BRASILIA, Sept 6 The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht , adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run in 2018.