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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

Apr 20 2018

Castro bows out in Cuba but Cold War chill returns with U.S.

HAVANA Raul Castro has stepped down as president and his brother Fidel is dead but U.S. relations with Cuba are frostier than in years, with their reopened embassies nearly empty and President Donald Trump hinting at measures that could further lower the temperature.

Apr 19 2018

Cuba's new president vows to defend legacy of Castro revolution

HAVANA Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasized the need to modernize the island's economy. | Video

Apr 19 2018

Cuba set to swear in new president to replace Raul Castro

HAVANA An era will end in Communist-run Cuba on Thursday when President Raul Castro retires, likely handing over the reins to his right hand man Miguel Diaz-Canel, born the year after brothers Fidel and Raul led their 1959 leftist revolution.

Apr 18 2018

Castro nears retirement as Cuban president, lawmakers vote on successor

HAVANA Cuba's Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president on Wednesday, with his vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel set to replace him in a shift that will usher in the island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution.

Apr 18 2018

Castro's successor seen as unlikely to bring sweeping change to Cuba

SANTA CLARA/HAVANA, Cuba The man likely to become Cuba's next president is from a younger generation of leaders and has advocated modernizing the island but he is also a longtime Communist Party apparatchik who is not expected to push for sweeping political change.

Apr 17 2018

Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete

HAVANA Most of Camilo Condis' family emigrated from Communist-run Cuba to the United States seeking a better life, but the 32-year-old decided to stay after Raul Castro became president a decade ago and promised change. | Video

Apr 13 2018

Cuba's elderly former rebels to fight on after generational shift

EL COBRE, Cuba The long awaited generational shift in Cuban politics is about to happen: none of the leaders of the Communist-ruled island's next government are likely to be elderly former fighters from the 1959 leftist revolution.

Mar 27 2018

Cuba's Communist Party admits errors, slowdown in reforms

HAVANA Cuba's Communist Party admitted a slowdown and errors in its implementation of Raul Castro's market-style reforms, just weeks before he steps down from the presidency, but vowed to continue updating the Soviet-style command economy.

Mar 11 2018

Cuba holds one-party vote as post-Castro era looms

HAVANA Cubans went to the polls on Sunday in a one-party vote, the last step before a new president is selected next month, as the Communist-ruled island prepares to be led for the first time since the 1959 revolution by someone whose last name is not Castro. | Video

Mar 02 2018

Drastic staff cuts at U.S. Embassy in Cuba now permanent

HAVANA The United States said on Friday it was making permanent its decision last year to slash staffing at its Havana embassy by around two-thirds because a spate of alleged health incidents among its diplomats remained unsolved.


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