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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.

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Peru's new president to replace PM in bid for consensus: sources

LIMA Peru's incoming president Martin Vizcarra will replace the country's prime minister in a bid to form a consensus government with input from a broad representation of political groups and institutions, two sources close to Vizcarra told Reuters.

6:53pm EDT

Peru prosecutors seek to bar toppled president from leaving country: source

LIMA Anti-graft prosecutors in Peru on Wednesday asked a judge to bar President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from leaving the South American country hours after he announced his resignation in the face of near-certain impeachment, a judiciary source told Reuters. | Video

Mar 20 2018

Peru opposition alleges vote 'buying' to keep Kuczynski in power

LIMA Peru's biggest opposition party released audio and video recordings late on Tuesday in which supporters of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appear to offer lawmakers public work projects in exchange for help defeating an impeachment motion.

Mar 18 2018

Peru president says he used offshore firm to legally avoid U.S. taxes: audio

LIMA Peru's embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told a congressional investigative committee that he used a company in the British Virgin Islands to legally avoid paying U.S. taxes, according to audio heard by Reuters on Sunday.

Mar 01 2018

Peru prosecutors search business group's offices in graft probe

LIMA Peruvian prosecutors searched the offices of Peru's largest business association on Thursday in a graft investigation into Brazilian construction company Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office said.

Feb 13 2018

Lima Group countries criticize Venezuela election date

LIMA The "Lima Group" of Latin American nations plus Canada on Tuesday criticized the Venezuelan government's decision to hold a presidential election on April 22 without reaching an agreement with an opposition coalition.

Feb 07 2018

Peru proposes to go easier on companies that cooperate under anti-graft bill

LIMA Companies operating in Peru that help prosecutors investigate corruption help would be shielded from financial restrictions under a proposed law to replace expiring anti-graft rules, the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Wednesday.

Feb 06 2018

Peru defends China as good trade partner after U.S. warnings

LIMA Peru's trade minister defended China as a good trade partner on Tuesday, after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Latin American countries against excessive reliance on economic ties with the Asian powerhouse.

Jan 26 2018

Exclusive: Peru political deal paved way for Fujimori pardon - source

LIMA Three months before he granted Alberto Fujimori a pardon on medical grounds, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski met the jailed former leader's son, lawmaker Kenji Fujimori, to discuss his release, a source close to the president said.

Jan 18 2018

Pope lands in Peru as president seeks help in political crisis

LIMA Pope Francis arrived in Peru on Thursday, as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appealed to the pontiff to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.


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