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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

Brazil returns to uneasy calm as protests wind down

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Brazil showed signs of returning to normal on Thursday as an oil workers union ended a strike ahead of schedule and an 11-day trucker protest wound down, a welcome breather for a government suffering from rock-bottom approval levels.

Mar 29 2018

Brazil ports bribery probe ensnares president's friends

RIO DE JANEIRO Police arrested two close friends of Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday in an investigation into alleged corruption involving a decree regulating the country's ports, their lawyers told Reuters.

Mar 16 2018

Brazil presidential contender Gomes would reverse privatizations

RIO DE JANEIRO The most likely leftist contender in Brazil's presidential race, Ciro Gomes, is warning investors to hold off buying state assets in the energy sector because he would expropriate them if he wins in October.

Mar 09 2018

Brazil corruption probe targets firms, former minister close to dam project

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police on Friday served fresh search warrants in a new phase of the so-called "Car Wash" investigation that targeted a former cabinet minister and a consortium accused of corruption relating to construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam.

Mar 05 2018

Ex-CEO of Brazil's BRF arrested in 'Weak Flesh' food safety probe

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Brazilian police arrested the former chief executive of major food processor BRF SA on Monday on charges that he and other executives knew the company, the world's largest poultry exporter, engaged in fraud to evade food safety checks.

Mar 01 2018

Brazil trainer moves to ease Neymar World Cup fears

RIO DE JANEIRO Neymar will undergo surgery this weekend that will keep him out for up to three months but Brazil's trainer said on Thursday the Paris St Germain striker would definitely be ready for the start of the World Cup in mid-June.

Feb 16 2018

Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, who have "virtually taken over" Rio's metropolitan area of 12 million people, President Michel Temer said in announcing the decree. | Video

Nov 14 2017

Judge orders detention of Rio state congressmen, state bank employees

RIO DE JANEIRO A judge in Brazil has ordered the detention of several top political figures in Rio de Janeiro, including the president of the state assembly, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Oct 18 2017

Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games.

Oct 05 2017

Brazil police arrest Olympic committee chief in vote-buying scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO The Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the head of the national Olympics committee, who is accused of arranging more than $2 million in bribes to get the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 games.

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