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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 22 2018

Exclusive: Cuban draft rules propose curtailing fledgling private sector

HAVANA A draft of new Cuban economic regulations proposes increasing state control over the private sector and curtailing private enterprise, a copy of the document seen by Reuters showed.

Feb 21 2018

Cuba tells U.S. delegation monetary unification on cards this year

HAVANA Cuban government officials told a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Havana that this was the year to unify Cuba's two currencies that were distorting the economy, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Feb 07 2018

Exclusive: Cuba grants visa to senior U.S. diplomat to lead Havana embassy

HAVANA/WASHINGTON Cuba has given a visa to a senior American diplomat to lead the U.S. embassy in Havana, a U.S. official said, in a sign both nations want to keep open lines of communication despite a sharp deterioration in relations since President Donald Trump took office.

Feb 06 2018

Cuban independent media say no thanks to Trump free press initiative

HAVANA Leading Cuban independent media said they want nothing to do with a Trump administration initiative to foster more such outlets on the communist-run isle, contending it interferes in Cuba's politics and creates the impression they are U.S. mouthpieces.

Feb 04 2018

Ex-Cuba prisoner Gross criticizes U.S. plan to foster internet on island

HAVANA When Alan Gross heard the Trump administration's renewed U.S. push to expand internet in Cuba, disbelief washed over the American who spent five years in a Cuban jail for trying to establish clandestine communication service on the Communist-run island.

Feb 02 2018

Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito' commits suicide

HAVANA The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday aged 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. | Video

Feb 01 2018

Cuba hands note of protest to U.S. over internet task force

HAVANA Cuba handed a note of protest to the top U.S. diplomat in Havana on Wednesday over the Trump administration's creation of a Cuba Internet Task Force that it said was an attempt to violate its sovereignty and carry out subversive activities.

Jan 29 2018

Cuba tourism slides in wake of Hurricane Irma, Trump

HAVANA Tourism to Cuba, one of the few bright spots in its ailing economy, has slid in the wake of Hurricane Irma and the Trump administration's tighter restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island, a Cuban tourism official said on Monday.

Jan 24 2018

Ballet star Acosta's company is part of Cuban arts rebirth

HAVANA Former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta, whose dynamic masculinity on stage exemplified the style of his native Cuba, is breaking more boundaries as his young dance company showcases more foreign choreography in an island-wide cultural revival.

Jan 09 2018

U.S. probing if 'viral' attack sickened diplomats in Cuba: official

WASHINGTON/HAVANA U.S. investigators are looking at a range of theories, including the possibility of a "viral" attack, to explain what may have sickened some American diplomats who were stationed in Havana, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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