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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

21 Jun 2017

Brazil economic team eyes smaller cut in 2019 inflation goal -official

BRASILIA, June 21 A majority in Brazilian President Michel Temer's economic team backs a moderate cut in the 2019 inflation target to avoid signaling markets future monetary policy moves, a senior official who will be involved in any decision told Reuters.

20 Jun 2017

Senate setback for Brazil's Temer rattles reform agenda, markets

BRASILIA A Brazilian Senate committee on Tuesday rejected President Michel Temer's labor reform bill, in an unexpected blow to his administration that does not kill the pro-market proposal but shows weakening support for his agenda.

20 Jun 2017

Brazil bans tear gas exports to Venezuela due to violence: sources

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's government has halted exports of tear gas for use in Venezuela due to violent repression of protests there, two sources familiar with the decision said on Monday, a move that added to the diplomatic isolation of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro.

12 Jun 2017

Acquittal emboldens Brazil's Temer in austerity drive -officials

BRASILIA, June 12 The acquittal of Brazilian President Michel Temer last week on charges of illegal campaign funding in the 2014 election has emboldened the center-right leader to offer no more concessions to Congress that would weaken his austerity package, a senior member of the economic team and an aide told Reuters.

07 Jun 2017

Brazil's brittle governing coalition endangered by key party's young lawmakers

BRASILIA Younger lawmakers keeping beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer's brittle coalition from disintegrating are engaged in bitter internal debates with their own party elders, calling for them to abandon the scandal-plagued leader.

07 Jun 2017

Brazil's brittle governing coalition endangered by key party's young lawmakers

BRASILIA Younger lawmakers keeping beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer's brittle coalition from disintegrating are engaged in bitter internal debates with their own party elders, calling for them to abandon the scandal-plagued leader.

07 Jun 2017

Brazil's brittle governing coalition endangered by key party's young lawmakers

BRASILIA, June 6 Younger lawmakers keeping beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer's brittle coalition from disintegrating are engaged in bitter internal debates with their own party elders, calling for them to abandon the scandal-plagued leader.

01 Jun 2017

Brazil slashes rates, eyes dial down in political storm

BRASILIA Brazil's central bank cut interest rates to a more than three-year low on Wednesday but said it was ready to dial down the pace of easing during a political crisis that threatens government efforts to plug a widening fiscal gap.

01 Jun 2017

Rosier economy, lack of replacement give Brazil's Temer a breather

Brazil's scandal-plagued President Michel Temer has gained some breathing room due to an incipient economic recovery and the failure of his allies to agree on a caretaker to keep his fiscal reforms on track if he is ousted.

31 May 2017

Rosier economy, lack of replacement give Brazil's Temer a breather

Brazil's scandal-plagued President Michel Temer has gained some breathing room from an incipient economic recovery and the failure of his allies to agree on a caretaker to keep his fiscal reforms on track if he is ousted.

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