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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

Dec 15 2017

Paralysis at PDVSA: Venezuela's oil purge cripples company

CARACAS/HOUSTON Decisions at some joint ventures with foreign firms are delayed. A growing number of oil tankers sit idle because no one authorizes payments. Employees struggle to get approval for routine expenses, from taxis to training.

Dec 15 2017

Paralysis at PDVSA - Venezuela's oil purge cripples company

CARACAS/HOUSTON Decisions at some joint ventures with foreign firms are delayed. A growing number of oil tankers sit idle because no one authorizes payments. Employees struggle to get approval for routine expenses, from taxis to training.

Dec 14 2017

Cuba takes over Venezuela stake in refinery joint venture: state media

HAVANA/HOUSTON Venezuela has pulled out of a partnership with Cuba in its Cienfuegos oil refinery and the Caribbean island has taken full ownership of the plant, Cuban state media said on Thursday.

Dec 14 2017

Cuba takes over Venezuela stake in refinery joint venture

HAVANA/HOUSTON, Dec 14 Venezuela has pulled out of a partnership with Cuba in its Cienfuegos oil refinery and the Caribbean island has taken full ownership of the plant, Cuban state media said on Thursday.

Dec 06 2017

Venezuela's Ramirez attacks efforts to link him to corruption

HOUSTON Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez said on Wednesday the government would make one of its "worst political moves" if investigators target him in an anti-corruption purge, which is gaining traction ahead of the country's 2018 presidential election.

Dec 06 2017

INTERVIEW-Ramirez waiting for 'right time' to return to Venezuela

HOUSTON, Dec 6 Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, recently pushed out of his position as ambassador to the United Nations, told Reuters in an interview he is waiting for the right time to go back to his country, where politicians are battling ahead of the 2018 presidential election and an anti-corruption probe is expanding.

Dec 05 2017

Venezuela's U.N. envoy says he was pushed out by Maduro

CARACAS/HOUSTON Venezuela's powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez said on Tuesday he resigned from his job as U.N. envoy on orders of the president, a sign of growing rifts in the Socialist Party once firmly united under late leader Hugo Chavez.

Dec 04 2017

Global factors weigh against Bolivia in gas contract negotiations

SANTA CRUZ Bolivia's declining natural gas reserves, rising global supplies and more flexible sale terms in the international market all count against South America's top gas exporter as it negotiates contracts with Brazil and Argentina, its two biggest customers.

Nov 29 2017

Venezuela's Maduro strips rival of U.N. post amid corruption purge: sources

CARACAS/HOUSTON Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representative to the United Nations in New York, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Nov 23 2017

Exclusive: PDVSA in credit talks with Rosneft, Eni, Repsol, Statoil - exec

SANTA CRUZ Venezuela's PDVSA is in talks with Russia's Rosneft, Italy's Eni, Spain's Repsol and Norway's Statoil to get credit for oil and gas projects, a company executive said on Wednesday, in a bid to reverse a slump in output to an almost 30-year low.

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