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.
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BRASILIA Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.
BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer on Tuesday made new concessions to ease passage of an unpopular pension reform bill, leading police unions to try and invade Congress in the latest angry demonstration from a labor group.
MANAUS/BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday demanded a multi-million dollar private prison contract in Amazonas state be axed due to signs of corruption as the government blamed mismanagement for the country's bloodiest prison massacre in decades.
MANAUS/BRASILIA, Brazil The governor of the state that saw Brazil's bloodiest prison massacre in decades this week urged federal authorities on Wednesday to step up the fight against drug trafficking, which he blames for a wave of violence in the remote jungle region.
MANAUS, Brazil Brazil's justice minister on Tuesday proposed an overhaul of the penal system to tackle chronic prison overcrowding a day after 56 inmates were massacred in the deadliest riot in two decades.
HAVANA President Barack Obama's historic March visit to Cuba has not fixed all of the thorny issues between the two countries, but it did spark hope among Havana residents that closer ties with the United States will improve their lives.
There is a wide gap in Brazil between rich and poor. Reuters photographer Ueslei Marcelino photographed two families from different ends of the spectrum as they watched the World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Chile.
A brave lioness, wild by nature, Fafá was raised in the Brasilia Zoo, where she was the star attraction. The star’s last show, however, was a most unusual scene, inside a CAT scanner.
When the moon appeared on the horizon some people pulled out their cameras to record the beauty. I had hoped to use these people in my image as a silhouette. I hoped to put someone on the moon.
Deep in the Brazilian heartland, where the upper reaches of the Amazon Basin dissolve into the central plateau, I had the opportunity last week to spend a few days in the village of joy.