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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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15 Dec 2017

Paralysis at PDVSA - Venezuela's oil purge cripples company

CARACAS/HOUSTON Decisions at some joint ventures with foreign firms are delayed. A growing number of oil tankers sit idle because no one authorizes payments. Employees struggle to get approval for routine expenses, from taxis to training.

15 Dec 2017

Paralysis at PDVSA: Venezuela's oil purge cripples company

CARACAS/HOUSTON Decisions at some joint ventures with foreign firms are delayed. A growing number of oil tankers sit idle because no one authorizes payments. Employees struggle to get approval for routine expenses, from taxis to training.

06 Dec 2017

Venezuela's U.N. envoy says he was pushed out by Maduro

CARACAS/HOUSTON Venezuela's powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez said on Tuesday he resigned from his job as U.N. envoy on orders of the president, a sign of growing rifts in the Socialist Party once firmly united under late leader Hugo Chavez.

04 Dec 2017

Enter the 'petro': Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked to the world of digital currency to circumvent U.S.-led financial sanctions, announcing on Sunday the launch of the "petro" backed by oil reserves to shore up a collapsed economy. | Video

04 Dec 2017

Insight - Pleas to flee, a desperate video: Inside Venezuela's oil industry purge

CARACAS Days before masked agents arrested him, family and friends pleaded with Eulogio Del Pino to flee, warning that he could be next among executives detained or pursued, one after another, in a mounting purge of Venezuela's faltering oil industry.

04 Dec 2017

Venezuela Maduro gains control over oil contracts amid purge

CARACAS Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday gained more powers over the OPEC member's oil contracts, as a deepening purge looks set to strengthen the leftist leader's control of the key energy sector amid a debilitating recession.

02 Dec 2017

Pleas to flee, a desperate video: Inside Venezuela's oil industry purge

CARACAS Days before masked agents arrested him, family and friends pleaded with Eulogio Del Pino to flee, warning that he could be next among executives detained or pursued, one after another, in a mounting purge of Venezuela's faltering oil industry.

01 Dec 2017

Venezuela arrests ex-oil bosses for graft in widening purge

CARACAS Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two once-powerful officials who had run the oil ministry and state energy company PDVSA as part of a deepening industry purge also seen as a power play by leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

30 Nov 2017

Venezuela's Maduro strips rival of U.N. post amid corruption purge: sources

CARACAS/HOUSTON Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representative to the United Nations in New York, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

27 Nov 2017

New Venezuela oil boss to give military more PDVSA posts

CARACAS A general appointed at the weekend to run Venezuela's energy sector will name more military officers to senior management posts at state oil company PDVSA as part of a shakeup the government says is aimed at fighting corruption, two company sources told Reuters on Monday.

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