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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

May 31 2018

Mexico aims tariffs at Trump country, sees NAFTA complications

MEXICO CITY Mexico hit back fast on U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium on Thursday, targeting products from congressional districts that President Donald Trump's Republican party is fighting to retain in November elections.

May 31 2018

Mexico aims tariffs at Trump country, sees NAFTA complications

MEXICO CITY Mexico hit back fast on U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum on Thursday, targeting products from congressional districts that President Donald Trump's Republican party is fighting to retain in November elections.

May 29 2018

Exclusive: Mexico central bank ready for election, could support peso-Diaz de Leon

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank is prepared for different scenarios resulting from the country's July 1 presidential vote, central bank chief Alejandro Diaz de Leon said late on Monday, adding that policymakers could act to support the peso if liquidity dries up.

May 23 2018

Mexico court ruling to shine light on executive wrongdoings

(Corrects paragraph 18 to show ICA said a court had declared fine void and that the regulator is appealing)

May 14 2018

Thieves suck millions out of Mexican banks in transfer heist

MEXICO CITY Thieves siphoned hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks, including No. 2 Banorte, by creating phantom orders that wired funds to bogus accounts and promptly withdrew the money, two sources close to the government's investigation said. Hackers sent hundreds of false orders to move amounts ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of pesos from banks including Banorte, to fake accounts in other banks, the sources said, and accomplices then emptied the accounts in cash withdrawals in dozens of branch offices.

May 14 2018

Thieves suck millions out of Mexican banks in transfer heist

MEXICO CITY, May 14 Thieves siphoned hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks, including No. 2 Banorte, by creating phantom orders that wired funds to fake accounts and promptly withdrew the money, two sources close to the government's investigation said.

May 12 2018

'Unauthorized transfers' siphon funds from Mexican banks: central bank

MEXICO CITY An as yet unknown amount of funds were sucked out of at least five Mexican financial groups through "unauthorized transfers" in recent days, a top central bank official said on Friday, while stopping short of calling it a cyber attack.

Apr 05 2018

Mexico president joins political foes to blast Trump border plan

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday sharply rebuked Donald Trump over his plan to send National Guard troops to the border, joining with opponents to tell the U.S. leader not to vent his domestic political "frustration" on Mexico.

Apr 05 2018

Mexico president joins political foes to blast Trump border plan

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday sharply rebuked Donald Trump over his plan to send National Guard troops to the border, joining with opponents to tell the U.S. leader not to vent his domestic political "frustration" on Mexico.

Mar 30 2018

Mexican candidates vow to sweep out corruption in campaign launch

MEXICO CITY Mexican presidential candidates on Friday kicked off a three-month race to the election with pledges to transform an entrenched corrupt political system.

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