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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 15 2018

Peru's new finance minister sees growth quickening to 4 percent this year

LIMA Peru's new finance minister told Reuters on Thursday he thinks the economy will grow by about 4 percent this year, faster than the government's current view of 3.6 percent, thanks to recovering business confidence and investments.

Jun 05 2018

Peru's finance minister quits over fuel tax hikes, president shifts focus to unpaid corporation tax

LIMA Peruvian Finance Minister David Tuesta resigned on Monday as truck and bus drivers called off plans for a major protest against his fuel tax hikes and the president promised to shift the focus on collecting taxes owed by big companies.

May 30 2018

Peru's Minsur lines up financing to start work on Mina Justa this year

LIMA, May 30 Peruvian miner Minsur expects to secure $800 million to $900 million in financing from a group of banks in August that will put it on track to start building its $1.6 billion Mina Justa copper project toward the end of the year, the company said on Wednesday.

May 23 2018

Peru president cancels London-based Tullow's offshore oil contracts

LIMA The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra canceled his predecessor's decision to award five offshore oil contracts to London-based Tullow Oil PLC shortly before resigning, citing insufficient consultations with coastal residents.

May 16 2018

Peru to extend growth spurt in April and May -minister

LIMA, May 16 Peru's economy will likely grow between 5 and 6 percent in April and May, through a recovery of confidence and state investment in construction, Finance Minister David Tuesta said on Wednesday.

Apr 14 2018

Panama studies building train to Costa Rica with China

LIMA Panama is considering building a passenger train to Costa Rica with China, a project that would require an initial investment of $5 billion, Panama's President told Reuters in an interview, a sign of the Asian country's growing interest in Latin America.

Apr 11 2018

Chinese ambassador warns U.S. not to drag Latam into trade dispute

LIMA China's ambassador to Peru warned on Wednesday that it would be disrespectful for the United States to drag Latin America into its trade dispute with Beijing, but told Reuters a potential trade war between the world's top two economies could bolster the region's exports.

Mar 28 2018

Peru's Vizcarra to name opposition lawmaker as prime minister -sources

LIMA Peru's new President Martin Vizcarra will appoint an opposition lawmaker as his prime minister next week as he seeks to bridge deep political divides and ensure his administration can govern with the opposition-run Congress, two sources said Wednesday.

Mar 24 2018

New Peruvian leader vows to fight corruption 'at any cost'

LIMA Peru's new President Martin Vizcarra promised to fight corruption "at any cost," two days after his predecessor was toppled by a sprawling graft scandal and constant clashes with the opposition-run Congress.

Mar 23 2018

Scandal-weary Peruvians welcome incoming president Vizcarra

LIMA, March 23 Peru First Vice President and ambassador to Canada Martin Vizcarra called for "faith and optimism" upon arriving at Lima's airport before dawn on Friday, ahead of being sworn in as president to replace outgoing Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned over graft allegations.

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