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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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Venezuela-U.S. relations at lowest point ever - Maduro

CARACAS/BOGOTA Relations between Caracas and Washington are at their lowest point ever, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday in a speech at the presidential palace for international media that was televised to the nation.

22 Aug 2017

Venezuela-U.S. relations at lowest point ever -Maduro

CARACAS/BOGOTA, Aug 22 Relations between Caracas and Washington are at their lowest point ever, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday in a speech at the presidential palace for international media that was televised to the nation.

15 Aug 2017

Venezuela's Maduro calls for military exercises after Trump threat

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called for military exercises after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of a possible armed intervention in the country, but Maduro insisted he still wanted to hold talks with the U.S. leader. | Video

13 Aug 2017

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

CARACAS/LIMA After months of attacking Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. U.S. President Donald Trump's surprise comments on Friday may bring the beleaguered Maduro some respite in the region, just as Venezuela was on verge of becoming a pariah over its recent installation of a legislative superbody, widely condemned as a power grab by the ruling Socialists.

09 Aug 2017

U.N. decries excessive force in Venezuela's crackdown on protests

CARACAS/GENEVA The United Nations slammed Venezuela on Tuesday for the use of excessive force against anti-government protesters and said security forces and pro-government groups were believed responsible for the deaths of at least 73 demonstrators since April. | Video

08 Aug 2017

Venezuela top court orders jailing of opposition mayor Muchacho

CARACAS Venezuela's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced Caracas district mayor Ramon Muchacho to 15 months in jail for defying orders to keep transit moving in an area routinely blocked and barricaded by anti-government demonstrations.

04 Aug 2017

Venezuela prosecutors seek to stop new legislative superbody

CARACAS The Venezuelan state prosecutor's office on Thursday asked a local court to halt the inauguration of the country's new 545-member legislative superbody, citing allegations that the government fudged the results of the vote that created it.

03 Aug 2017

Venezuela prosecutors open probe into vote manipulation

CARACAS, Aug 3 The Venezuelan state prosecutor's office said late on Wednesday it has opened an investigation into accusations that the country's elections council manipulated turnout figures in Sunday's controversial election for a legislative superbody.

31 Jul 2017

Venezuela's Maduro celebrates new assembly, mocks U.S. criticism

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday celebrated the election of a new legislative superbody that is expected to give the ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers and mocked U.S. criticism that the vote was an affront to democracy. | Video

31 Jul 2017

Venezuela Socialists celebrate new Congress, pariah status looms

CARACAS, July 31 Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party has vowed that a newly elected legislative super-body will begin passing laws quickly after a vote that was boycotted by the opposition and slammed by foreign governments as an affront to democracy.

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