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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

Jun 14 2018

Cuba hopes to avoid importing sugar; will reduce future exports

HAVANA Cuba, short on sugar for domestic consumption after a disastrous harvest, hopes to avoid importing by drawing on its reserves and plans to begin the coming harvest early, industry officials told Reuters.

Jun 04 2018

U.S. Senator Flake, former Google CEO meet with new Cuban president

HAVANA U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and the Trump administration's top diplomat in Cuba met on Monday with new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the highest-level U.S. delegation to do so since he took office.

Jun 02 2018

Raul Castro appointed to head rewrite of Cuban constitution

HAVANA Cuba's national assembly named former President Raul Castro on Saturday to head the commission charged with carrying out changes to the constitution that would provide legal backing to the island's economic and social opening.

May 20 2018

Cuba begins to bury its dead from airline disaster

HAVANA Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral on Sunday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba's worst plane crash since 1989.

May 11 2018

Despite hurricanes and Trump, Cuba retains charm for foreign tourism firms

HAVANA New U.S. travel restrictions and a destructive hurricane season last year sucked some air from Cuba's tourism boom but foreign businesses from Spain's Melia Hotels to China's Jin Jiang are pursuing new investments in what remains a promising frontier.

Apr 30 2018

France’s Total, Germany’s Siemens hope to sign Cuban LNG deal soon - sources

HAVANA French energy firm Total SA and German industrial giant Siemens AG hope to sign a deal soon with Cuba to build a 600 megawatt gas-fired power plant on the island, according to diplomats and businessmen with knowledge of the talks.

Apr 30 2018

France’s Total, Germany’s Siemens hope to sign Cuban LNG deal soon- sources

HAVANA, April 30 French energy firm Total SA and German industrial giant Siemens AG hope to sign a deal soon with Cuba to build a 600 megawatt gas-fired power plant on the island, according to diplomats and businessmen with knowledge of the talks.

Apr 24 2018

Cuba sees 2018 nickel plus cobalt output topping 50,000 tonnes

HAVANA Cuba forecasts nickel plus cobalt sulfide production will exceed 50,000 tonnes this year even as prices rise, the head of the country’s state monopoly Cubaniquel was quoted by local media as stating on Tuesday.

Apr 17 2018

Explainer: The state of Raul Castro's economic reforms in Cuba

HAVANA President Raul Castro’s efforts to modernize Cuba's Soviet-style centrally planned economy have borne mixed results, with some initiatives moving forward, others stalled and still others either scuttled or yet to begin.

Apr 17 2018

Explainer - The state of Raul Castro's economic reforms in Cuba

HAVANA President Raul Castro’s efforts to modernize Cuba's Soviet-style centrally planned economy have borne mixed results, with some initiatives moving forward, others stalled and still others either scuttled or yet to begin.

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