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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

Aug 13 2018

Cuba's proposed new constitution: what will change

HAVANA Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country's government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.

Aug 13 2018

Cuba begins public debate on modernizing Cold War-era constitution

HAVANA Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud.

Aug 10 2018

Cuba charges leading dissident with attempted murder

HAVANA The leader of one of Cuba’s largest and most active opposition organizations was charged Friday with attempted murder after being held incommunicado for a week in eastern Cuba.

Aug 07 2018

Cuba sweetens land grant program for farmers

HAVANA Cuba said on Tuesday it was doubling the amount of land it granted would-be farmers and the lengths of their leases in an effort to increase stagnating agricultural output.

Jul 22 2018

Cuba economic growth weak, president says, as lawmakers approve new constitution

HAVANA Cuba's economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday.

Jul 17 2018

U.S. tourism to Cuba revives after months-long Trump slump - sources

HAVANA U.S. tourism in Cuba bounced back in June from a months-long slump, bolstered by increased visits from cruise ships that have emerged as the most vibrant part of a sector hurt by deteriorating relations under President Donald Trump.

Jul 17 2018

U.S. tourism to Cuba revives after months-long Trump slump-sources

HAVANA, July 17 U.S. tourism in Cuba bounced back in June from a months-long slump, bolstered by increased visits from cruise ships that have emerged as the most vibrant part of a sector hurt by deteriorating relations under President Donald Trump.

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.

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