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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 05 2018

Brazilian right-wing candidate Bolsonaro picks army general as running mate

BRASILIA Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday tipped as his running mate a controversial retired military general who said last year that a military coup was possible in the country.

Jun 28 2018

Far-right lawmaker Bolsonaro leads Brazil presidential poll

BRASILIA Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leads the field for Brazil's October presidential election, ahead of environmentalist Marina Silva, a poll showed on Thursday, though many voters remain undecided in the most uncertain election in decades.

May 23 2018

Petrobras slashes diesel prices to ease Brazil trucker protest

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras on Wednesday temporarily cut diesel prices by 10 percent in order to help the government and truck drivers resolve a protest crippling highways.

May 08 2018

Brazil anti-corruption judge says he will not run for president

BRASILIA Joaquim Barbosa, a former chief justice on Brazil's Supreme Court with anti-corruption credentials, said on Tuesday he would not run for the presidency in October, despite a growing clamor for his candidacy.

Apr 19 2018

Brazil anti-corruption judge embraced by party, eyeing presidential race

BRASILIA Top members of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) gushed on Thursday over their newest member, potential presidential candidate and former Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa, whose debut in a national poll stoked hopes for his potential.

Feb 05 2018

Brazil's pension bill short on votes, running out of time

BRASILIA President Michel Temer appealed to Congress on Monday to approve his pension reform proposal to bring Brazil's budget deficit under control, but a cabinet minister said his government still lacks some 40 votes to pass the unpopular bill.

Dec 18 2017

Brazil tries to avert credit downgrade as pension reform doubts grow

BRASILIA Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles will speak to major credit rating agencies on Thursday as the government scrambles to avoid a sovereign debt downgrade due to growing doubts that its proposed pension reform can rein in surging public debt.

Dec 12 2017

Brazil Senate passes bill to boost ethanol, biodiesel use

BRASÍLIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian senators passed on Tuesday a bill proposing sharp increases in the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel in the country in coming years, as a way to help cut carbon emissions.

Nov 09 2017

Brazil pledges to keep most fiscal savings in diluted pension bill

BRASILIA Brazilian officials promised on Thursday that a diluted proposal to overhaul pensions would achieve at least half the fiscal savings of the original bill, as the government ramped up negotiations in the hopes of getting to a vote in Congress by the end of the year.

Nov 08 2017

Brazil moves to dilute unpopular pension reform bill

BRASILIA Brazilian congressional leaders will meet on Thursday to agree on a watered down version of an unpopular pension reform bill after the government conceded it cannot muster enough support for its proposed belt-tightening.

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