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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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19 Oct 2017

Cash-strapped Cuba makes debt payment to major creditors: diplomats

HAVANA Cuba paid the second installment on a renegotiated $2.6 billion in debt to 14 wealthy creditor nations this week, diplomats from a number of the countries said, as some creditors prepare to swap debt for an equity stake in local development projects.

17 Oct 2017

Cuban food output stagnates, may decline in 2017

HAVANA Cuban food output stagnated during the first half of 2017, the government reported this week, and may decline this year because of damage from Hurricane Irma.

08 Oct 2017

Likely successor to Cuba's Castro rejects U.S. demands for change

HAVANA The man forecast to replace Cuban President Raul Castro early next year rejected U.S. demands that the Communist-run country change its political and economic system.

01 Oct 2017

U.S. travel warning sends chill across Cuban tourism industry

HAVANA Businesses catering to U.S. tourists visiting Cuba have had a rude awakening in the last few months after enjoying a 2-1/2-year boom.

16 Sep 2017

U.S. lawmakers want retaliation for sonic attacks in Cuba

WASHINGTON/HAVANA Five Republican senators called on Friday for Washington to retaliate for an alleged sonic attack, inaudible to some human ears, on U.S. personnel in Cuba by expelling Cuban diplomats and possibly closing the U.S. embassy in Havana.

13 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma batters already struggling Cuban economy

HAVANA Cuba's cash-strapped economy has suffered this year from a decline in aid from its chief ally Venezuela, lower exports and a brake on market reforms. And then came Hurricane Irma.

12 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba, Castro calls for unity

HAVANA President Raul Castro called on Cubans on Monday to unite in swiftly rebuilding the Caribbean nation in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 10 people during a devastating three-day rampage along the length of the island.

12 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba, Castro calls for unity

HAVANA President Raul Castro called on Cubans on Monday to unite in swiftly rebuilding the Caribbean nation in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 10 people during a devastating three-day rampage along the length of the island.

12 Sep 2017

Hurricane Irma kills 10 in Cuba, Castro calls for unity

HAVANA President Raul Castro called on Cubans on Monday to unite in swiftly rebuilding the Caribbean nation in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 10 people during a devastating three-day rampage along the length of the island.

10 Sep 2017

Havana braced for floods after Hurricane Irma rakes Cuban keys

HAVANA/CAIBARIEN Hurricane Irma uprooted trees and tore off roofs in Cuba on Saturday with 125-mile-per-hour (200-km per hour) winds that damaged hotels in the island's best-known beach resorts and forced evacuations as far along the coast as low-lying areas of the capital Havana.

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