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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

Sep 14 2017

Brazilians toil for gold in illegal Amazon mines

CREPURIZAO, Brazil Informal mining in Brazil is seen by many as a scourge polluting the Amazon rainforest, poisoning indigenous tribes and robbing the nation of its wealth.

Aug 03 2017

Former 'crackland' addict turns Sao Paulo trash into livelihood

SAO PAULO Fabiana Silva called the streets of São Paulo home for 16 years as one of hundreds of people trapped in cracolândia, the open-air drug markets in South America's biggest city.

Apr 26 2017

Sao Paulo mayor declares war on wall writers

SAO PAULO It took Brazilian artist Iaco one minute to whip out a can of spray paint and write "doria" seven times across a gray wall in Sao Paulo.

Feb 01 2017

Blue-collar bathers revel at alternative to Rio beach scene

RIO DE JANEIRO In a city best known for fashionable beaches and world-class surf, bathers at one local watering hole take pride in the exact opposite – the no-fuss atmosphere of a giant, artificial pond.

Dec 23 2016

WIDER IMAGE-Dodging death in the hunt for gooseneck barnacles

FERROL, Spain, Dec 23 Spanish fisherman Santi Diaz Mosquera knows every journey down the treacherous Galician rocks in search of a handful of prized gooseneck barnacles could be his last.

Dec 08 2016

Brazilian squatters offer shelter from anti-gay violence

BOSTON A multi-colored gay pride flag hangs in a corner of a bare room in an abandoned Sao Paulo art deco building that was once the headquarters of Brazil's social security agency.

Jul 18 2016

Sun, sand and surf offer stunning backdrop to Rio's Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO As hundreds of thousands of tourists begin descending on Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics that start Aug. 5, the headlines have focused on the street violence, the Zika virus, the water pollution and the rush to finish venues and transport.

Jun 17 2016

Boxing school in Rio slum shows sport's power before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO Beneath a street lamp in one of Rio de Janeiro's slums, 19-year-old boxer Wanderson de Oliveira does pull-ups from a metal bar outside the Fight for Peace academy while two skinny young boys watch intently.

May 11 2016

From violence to the Olympics, all in their hometown

RIO DE JANEIRO The future looked anything but bright for Brazilian sisters Lohaynny, 4, and Luana Vicente, 6, when their father, a drug dealer, was killed in a shootout with police.

May 06 2016

Brazil scientists seek to unravel mystery of Zika twins

SAO PAULO Scientists struggling to unravel the mysteries of a Zika epidemic in Brazil hope they can learn from cases of women giving birth to twins in which only one child is afflicted by the microcephaly birth defect associated with the virus. | Video

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