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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

Jan 19 2018

Quake hits Gulf of California, Mexico says no damage reported

MEXICO CITY A powerful earthquake that struck in the Gulf of California shook buildings and sent people running outdoors across parts of northern Mexico on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Jan 19 2018

Far from home, Mexican migrants eager to influence presidential race

MEXICO CITY Tijuana native Alma Martinez will cast her first-ever vote for a Mexican president this July, but from across the country's northern border, where she is among hundreds of thousands of co-nationals whose participation could be decisive in a close race. | Video

Jan 04 2018

Mexico presidential favorite puts himself at heart of security plan

MEXICO CITY The left-wing frontrunner to win this year's Mexican presidential election said on Thursday that he would personally take a central role in restoring order after years of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Dec 22 2017

Mexico prison population drops as police, prosecutors bungle cases

MEXICO CITY Mexico's prison population has fallen by a fifth from the peak in 2014 as fewer people are locked up under a new criminal justice system, with experts saying that cases are falling apart under a higher bar for police conduct and standards of evidence. | Video

Dec 15 2017

Victims of Mexico military abuses shudder at new security law

MEXICO CITY Human rights activist Juan Carlos Soni fears a new security law passed by Mexico's Congress on Friday could mean his death after he suffered beatings, electrocution and abduction at the hands of the armed forces four years ago.

Dec 15 2017

Mexico enshrines army's role in drug war with divisive law

MEXICO CITY Mexico's Congress on Friday approved a law that enshrines the use of the army in the country's long war against drug cartels, overriding protests from the United Nations rights body and activists who fear it will encourage abuses by the military.

Dec 14 2017

Mexico Senate committees pass controversial security bill

MEXICO CITY Mexican Senate committees on Wednesday approved a controversial security bill that human rights groups say risks granting excessive power to the armed forces in their already checkered role in combating organized crime in the country.

Dec 06 2017

Honduras opposition proposes election recount or run-off

TEGUCIGALPA The Honduran opposition battling President Juan Orlando Hernandez over a disputed presidential election proposed on Tuesday that a run-off be held if authorities would not recount the entire vote.

Dec 05 2017

Rebel Honduran police ignore curfew order, election protesters rejoice

TEGUCIGALPA Hondurans spilled into the streets of the capital on Monday night, banging pots and pans and joining rebel police in defiance of a curfew imposed after a presidential election that was heavily criticized by the Organization of American States.

Dec 04 2017

Honduran candidate leads mass protest, appeals for army support

TEGUCIGALPA Tens of thousands of Hondurans marched on Sunday in the biggest protests since last week's disputed presidential election, with resistance intensifying over an erratic vote count that looks set to show the president winning a second term.


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