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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

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Honduras, El Salvador decry U.S. border separations impact on kids

SAN SALVADOR Honduras called on Monday for the United States to stop separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, while El Salvador warned that the policy puts children's health at risk and could cause psychosocial scars.

May 10 2018

Hapless keeper counts his blessings after 10-goal nightmare

SANTA TECLA, El Salvador It was not just shots on the pitch that El Salvador goalkeeper Ricardo Guevara Mora had to contend with after becoming the only man to concede double figures in a single World Cup finals match.

Apr 20 2018

Wolves to lambs: Finding God behind bars in El Salvador

SAN FRANCISCO GOTERA, El Salvador Pastor Manuel Rivera's voice echoes through the crowded courtyard in the notorious San Francisco Gotera prison in El Salvador, as hardened criminals weep and bow their heads in prayer. | Video

Feb 27 2018

Freed Salvadoran woman vows to fight for others jailed for abortion crimes

SAN SALVADOR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Salvadoran Teodora Vasquez was freed this month after more than a decade in prison for a murder she says she did not commit, her thoughts turned to being reunited with her son and to helping other women behind bars.

Jan 12 2018

El Salvador foreign minister protests over Trump comments

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's government on Friday sent the United States a formal letter of protest at comments attributed in the media to President Donald Trump that characterized the homelands of some immigrants as "shithole" countries.

Jan 12 2018

El Salvador foreign minister protests over Trump comments

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador's government on Friday sent the United States a formal letter of protest at comments attributed in the media to President Donald Trump that characterized the homelands of some immigrants as "shithole" countries.

Jan 12 2018

El Salvador foreign minister protests over Trump comments

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Dec 15 2017

From life as thugs to baking, El Salvador's ex-gang members seek peace

SAN SALVADOR Gang life in the poor Central American country of El Salvador is hard, but for a dozen former members of the feared 18th Street Gang, building a new life outside is no less difficult.

Jul 27 2017

Sessions, Central American counterparts eye anti-gang strategies

SAN SALVADOR/WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and several of his Central American counterparts will explore strategies to combat criminal gangs during his visit to El Salvador, that country's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Jul 07 2017

At least one killed in blaze at El Salvador ministry

SAN SALVADOR A major fire broke out in El Salvador's Finance Ministry on Friday killing at least one person, injuring 22 and prompting some inside to jump from the building before the blaze was extinguished, officials said. | Video

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