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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

Jul 27 2018

Cuba's president changes style not substance in first 100 days

HAVANA Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has engaged in a nonstop series of public appearances during his first 100 days in office, stopping everywhere across the island nation in an apparent bid to consolidate his leadership position. But the Castro dynasty is still calling practically all the shots.

Jul 21 2018

Cuba aims to build socialism, not communism, in draft constitution

HAVANA A draft of Cuba's new constitution omits the aim of building communism, recognizes private property and opens the door to gay marriage, in a sign of changing times, although it keeps the Communist Party as the guiding force of the one-party system.

Jul 21 2018

Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

HAVANA The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

Jul 17 2018

Commission probing Cuba plane crash rejects speculation about cause

HAVANA/MEXICO CITY The Cuban-led commission investigating the crash of a Cubana passenger jet in May said on Tuesday that reports on what caused it were premature, after the Mexican plane-leasing company Damojh that owned the plane blamed the crash on human error.

Jul 16 2018

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

HAVANA, July 16 Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries.

Jul 10 2018

Cuba imposes tighter controls on nascent private sector

HAVANA The Cuban government issued new controls on the island's private sector on Tuesday, including restricting business licenses to one per person, reflecting its concern that market reforms have fueled wealth inequality, tax evasion and the black market.

Jul 03 2018

Cuban environmentalist 'prisoner of conscience' says free on parole

HAVANA The Cuban environmentalist activist Ariel Ruiz Urquiola who was on a hunger strike to protest his sentencing to a year in jail for contempt of authorities said on Tuesday that he had been freed on parole after an unusually broad campaign for his release.

Jul 03 2018

Cuban flagship airline's woes deepen after crash

HAVANA In the busy summer travel period in Cuba, a long line of people wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the Havana office of state-owned airline Cubana, many of them eager to visit families in the provinces.

Jul 04 2018

Woes deepen at Cuba's flagship airline

HAVANA In the busy summer travel period in Cuba, a long line of people wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the Havana office of state-owned airline Cubana, many of them eager to visit families in the provinces.

Jul 03 2018

FEATURE-Cuban flagship airline's woes deepen after crash

HAVANA, July 3 In the busy summer travel period in Cuba, a long line of people wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the Havana office of state-owned airline Cubana, many of them eager to visit families in the provinces.

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