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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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Jan 18 2018

Pope's help sought in Peru on Incan temple taken during conquest

LIMA In his 2015 trip to Bolivia, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the "grave sins" committed against native people in the Americas in the name of the Catholic Church.

Jan 12 2018

Pope Francis to visit Peru as Fujimori pardon roils country

LIMA/VATICAN CITY Pope Francis next week visits Peru, a country divided over former autocrat leader Alberto Fujimori, whose pardon from prison by the current president has reopened wounds from one of the country's darkest periods.

Jan 07 2018

Peru's Fujimori calls for unity after controversial pardon

(This version of the story corrects the time reference on when he was pardoned in the first paragraph)

Dec 30 2017

As Peru president faced impeachment, jailed Fujimori worked to save both

LIMA Last week, as Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski scrambled to survive a bid in Congress to oust him in the wake of a graft scandal, his jailed authoritarian predecessor Alberto Fujimori called on his loyalists in Congress to save the head-of-state.

Dec 29 2017

Thousands of Peruvians march against Fujimori pardon

LIMA Thousands of Peruvians marched on Thursday to protest the president's recent pardoning of former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori, calling for new general elections as a graft scandal ensnares established politicians. | Video

Dec 26 2017

Proteste in Peru nach Begnadigung von Ex-Präsident Fujimori

Lima In Peru gibt es weiter Proteste gegen die Begnadigung von Ex-Präsident Alberto Fujimori, der wegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen eigentlich noch mehr als ein Jahrzehnt in Haft sitzen sollte.

Dec 26 2017

Peru's Kuczynski urges people to accept Fujimori pardon and 'turn the page'

LIMA Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defended his pardon for Alberto Fujimori on Monday as justified clemency for an ailing man whose authoritarian government in the 1990s helped the country progress, after Peruvians protested for a second day. | Video

Dec 25 2017

Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori; foes take to streets

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, triggering Christmas Eve street clashes as protesters denounced the decision as part of a crude political deal. | Video

Dec 25 2017

Fujimori family pulls Peru back into political turmoil

Nearly two decades since Alberto Fujimori and his family occupied Peru's presidential palace and gripped the Andean nation's attention during one of its most turbulent chapters, they are once more at the center of political upheaval. | Video

Dec 23 2017

Peru opposition leader skeptical president's victory will last

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's political troubles will likely continue despite his surprise victory over a bid in Congress to oust him this week, a key opposition leader said on Saturday, citing ongoing graft probes and opposing demands from allies.

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