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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

Feb 02 2015

UPDATE 2-Brazil to raise ethanol blend in gasoline to 27 pct on Feb 15

BRASILIA, Feb 2 Brazil's struggling sugar and ethanol mills got more good news on Monday after the government granted an expected increase in the national blend of the biofuel in gasoline to 27 percent on Feb. 15 from the current 25 percent, industry officials said.

Jan 19 2015

Brazil seeks additional $7.7 billion with first round of tax hikes

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil on Monday announced tax increases on fuel, imports and consumer loans aimed at raising 20.6 billion reais (5 billion pounds) in additional revenues this year, although some economists have warned the measures may boost inflation.

Jan 19 2015

Brazil seeks additional $7.7 billion with first round of tax hikes

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil on Monday announced tax increases on fuel, imports and consumer loans aimed at raising 20.6 billion reais ($7.7 billion) in additional revenues this year, although some economists have warned the measures may boost inflation.

Jan 19 2015

Brazil seeks additional $7.7 billion with first round of tax hikes

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil on Monday announced tax increases on fuel, imports and consumer loans aimed at raising 20.6 billion reais ($7.7 billion) in additional revenues this year, although some economists have warned the measures may boost inflation.

Nov 22 2013

Brazil likely to suspend debt payments of coffee farmers -ministry

BRASILIA, Nov 22 Brazil will likely suspend debt payments being made by its struggling coffee producers as prices for the commodity remain near four-year lows, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

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