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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

Jan 16 2018

Warning light: Mexican car sales slump ahead of election

MEXICO CITY Car dealerships in Mexico City have kicked off the new year offering "clearance sales" and free insurance as 2017 models collect dust on their lots, a reminder that consumer nerves over high interest rates could slow the economy ahead of elections.

Jan 08 2018

Mexican auto exports surge in 2017 despite NAFTA fears

MEXICO CITY Mexican auto production and exports hit a record high in 2017, far outpacing growth in 2016, despite fears that shipments could be hurt by a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with top trading partners the United States and Canada.

Dec 06 2017

Volkswagen Mexico executive sees scope to boost NAFTA auto content

LEON, Mexico An executive at carmaker Volkswagen's Mexico unit said on Wednesday there is room to boost regional tariff-free content for autos made in North America, a central plank of the Trump administration's plan to overhaul NAFTA.

Dec 06 2017

Bone fragments found in Mexico to be tested for DNA links

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they will aim to identify some 3,000 bone fragments, apparently human, found at the weekend in the northern state of Coahuila, where organized crime has been blamed for the loss of thousands of lives.

Nov 21 2017

As NAFTA talks stall, Mexico raises minimum wage to $4.71 per day

MEXICO CITY Mexico will raise its minimum wage to $4.71 per day next month, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday, a 10 percent hike unlikely to satisfy U.S. and Canadian NAFTA negotiators who see low Mexican salaries as unfair competition.

Nov 20 2017

Canada, Mexico to rebuff U.S. over NAFTA goals as talks bog down

MEXICO CITY Canada and Mexico will rebuff the United States over its demand for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules, top officials said on Monday as negotiations to renew the treaty bogged down with only a few months to go. | Video

Nov 20 2017

Canada, Mexico to question U.S. auto content demands at NAFTA talks

MEXICO CITY, Nov 20 Canada and Mexico will not make counterproposals to U.S. demands for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules but instead will offer rebuttals and pepper American negotiators with technical questions on Monday, people familiar with the talks said.

Nov 15 2017

Mexico to propose NAFTA review mechanism to counter U.S. sunset clause

MEXICO CITY Mexican negotiators will propose that the North American Free Trade Agreement be rigorously reviewed every five years rather than the U.S. idea of automatic expiration, an official said on Wednesday as the fifth round of talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico to update the pact got under way.

Nov 14 2017

Mexico to respond to tough U.S. proposals at fifth NAFTA round

MEXICO CITY Mexico will respond to U.S. demands for changes in content rules for autos and an automatic expiration clause in the NAFTA trade deal when negotiations on reworking the accord begin again this week, a top government official said on Tuesday.

Nov 09 2017

Mexican central bank succession clouded by presidential race

MEXICO CITY Nearly a year after Agustin Carstens said he was stepping down as governor of Mexico's central bank, electoral politics is complicating his succession at a time when the economy is already under threat from Donald Trump's trade policy.

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