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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.

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08 Sep 2017

New Venezuela prosecutor expects more arrests in oil graft cases

CARACAS Venezuela's new chief prosecutor Tarek Saab said he expects further arrests in widening oil-sector bribery scandals, after most of state energy company PDVSA's top brass in the western region was detained in a major sweep this week.

06 Sep 2017

Venezuela arrests top oil exec, eight other PDVSA employees - sources

CARACAS Venezuela has arrested the state oil company's boss for the western region and eight other executives at PDVSA, according to an internal company memo and a half-dozen sources in the OPEC member's oil industry.

31 Aug 2017

Venezuela probing 'spectacular' overpricing in Orinoco oil contracts

CARACAS Venezuela's new chief prosecutor is investigating "spectacular" overpricing in a dozen contracts in the nation's Orinoco oil belt, accusing his fugitive predecessor of turning a blind eye to embezzlement.

31 Aug 2017

Venezuela probing 'spectacular' overpricing in Orinoco oil contracts

CARACAS, Aug 31 Venezuela's new chief prosecutor is investigating "spectacular" overpricing in a dozen contracts in the nation's Orinoco oil belt, accusing his fugitive predecessor of turning a blind eye to embezzlement.

30 Aug 2017

U.S. sanctions on Venezuela oil company CFO tangle financial deals: sources

CARACAS/HOUSTON U.S. sanctions on the finance boss of Venezuela's oil company PDVSA have led to some exports to the United States being blocked as banks and investment funds refuse to provide letters of credit to potential buyers, three financial sources said.

26 Aug 2017

Trump slaps sanctions on Venezuela; Maduro sees effort to force default

CARACAS/WASHINGTON/ U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibits dealings in new debt from the Venezuelan government or its state oil company on Friday in an effort to halt financing that the White House said fuels President Nicolas Maduro's "dictatorship." | Video

19 Aug 2017

Venezuela's PDVSA defends 'perfect' relationship with Russia

CARACAS Venezuela's alliance with Russia is "perfect," the president of state oil company PDVSA said on Friday, blasting what he said was a U.S.-led attempt to sully the growing ties between the two nations.

15 Aug 2017

HINTERGRUND-Venezuela rückt in Krise näher an Russland heran

Caracas/Houston Russland sichert sich Insidern zufolge angesichts der schweren Krise in Venezuela Zugang zu den größten Ölreserven der Welt.

14 Aug 2017

Venezuela recovers some weapons stolen in attack, launches foreign manhunt

CARACAS The Venezuelan government has recovered some weapons stolen in the Aug. 6 attack on a military base, and a manhunt now includes arrest requests for alleged anti-government plotters hiding in Miami, the nation's intelligence chief said on Sunday.

14 Aug 2017

Venezuela recovers some weapons stolen in attack, launches foreign manhunt

CARACAS The Venezuelan government has recovered some weapons stolen in the Aug. 6 attack on a military base, and a manhunt now includes arrest requests for alleged anti-government plotters hiding in Miami, the nation's intelligence chief said on Sunday.

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