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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

Dec 01 2017

No hike in Argentine defense spending despite sub tragedy: senator

NEW YORK Argentina will not increase defense spending, despite the loss of a submarine with 44 crew aboard that has sparked criticism of the state of its armed forces, a close ally of President Mauricio Macri said on Friday.

Aug 16 2017

U.S. VP Pence urges Latin American nations to isolate North Korea

SANTIAGO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Mexico to break ties with North Korea on Wednesday, adding that "all options" are on the table with regards to the Asian state. | Video

Aug 16 2017

Pence urges Latin American nations to isolate North Korea

SANTIAGO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Mexico to break ties with North Korea on Wednesday, adding that "all options" are on the table with regards to the Asian state.

Aug 11 2017

Latin America falling behind in tech: U.N. regional head

SANTIAGO Latin America is falling behind other parts of the world in developing new technology, with a lack of urgency from its governments holding it back, the head of the region's economic arm for the United Nations said.

Aug 09 2017

Chile finance minister Valdes sees economy rebounding

SANTIAGO Chile's economy is likely to gain significant momentum in coming months and register growth in the last quarter of 3 percent, propelled by a recovery in mining investment and improved trade within South America, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Aug 08 2017

Chileans want change, says presidential hopeful Guillier

SANTIAGO Alejandro Guillier, the Chilean center-left's best hope to succeed President Michelle Bachelet next year, said investors could be assured he would stick to the "rules of the game" if elected, but that Chileans were demanding real change.

Aug 02 2017

Quake shakes Chilean capital Santiago, no damage seen

SANTIAGO An earthquake shook buildings and woke people in the Chilean capital Santiago before dawn on Wednesday, though there were no initial reports of damage or casualties.

Jul 27 2017

Sierra Gorda to turn profit in 3-4 years as copper output rises: KGHM CEO

SANTIAGO Polish miner KGHM's flagship international asset, the Sierra Gorda copper mine in Chile, should produce more than 100,000 tonnes of copper this year and could be profitable in three to four years, the chief executive said Thursday.

Jul 05 2017

Exclusive: China's GSR eyes substantial stake in $9 billion Chilean lithium miner SQM - sources

SANTIAGO/HONG KONG Chinese private equity firm GSR Capital is looking to buy a substantial holding in Chile's Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM), one of the world's biggest lithium producers, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Jun 06 2017

Amazon eyes Patagonia data center as Chile expands fiber optic network

SANTIAGO Chile is looking at expanding its undersea fiber optic network across the Pacific Ocean to China and south to Patagonia, a project that has attracted interest from international companies including Amazon, the government said on Tuesday.

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