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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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24 Dec 2017

Venezuela frees 36 jailed opponents in Christmas gesture

CARACAS Three dozen opponents of Venezuela's socialist government were released from prison and reunited with their families on Sunday as part of a wider Christmas release, a local rights group said.

24 Dec 2017

Venezuela freeing some jailed activists, may expel diplomats

CARACAS Venezuela's leftist government prepared to release some 80 jailed anti-government activists on Saturday, and threatened to expel envoys from Canada and Brazil after criticism over rights.

12 Dec 2017

Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela's 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a divided opposition. | Video

11 Dec 2017

With foes abstaining, Venezuela mayoral contests to boost socialists

CARACAS Venezuelans voted on Sunday in mayoral races that the ruling Socialist Party looked sure to sweep, deepening opposition disarray and strengthening President Nicolas Maduro ahead of a probable 2018 re-election campaign.

08 Dec 2017

With opposition split, Venezuela mayoral vote will strengthen Maduro

CARACAS Venezuelans vote on Sunday in nationwide mayoral polls boycotted by major opposition parties and likely to help leftist President Nicolas Maduro consolidate power ahead of a probable 2018 re-election bid.

08 Dec 2017

With opposition split, Venezuela mayoral vote will strengthen Maduro

CARACAS, Dec 8 Venezuelans vote on Sunday in nationwide mayoral polls boycotted by major opposition parties and likely to help leftist President Nicolas Maduro consolidate power ahead of a probable 2018 re-election bid.

02 Dec 2017

Venezuela government and foes resume talks, breakthrough unlikely

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition began a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.

01 Dec 2017

Venezuela government, foes to resume talks but optimism in short supply

CARACAS/SANTO DOMINGO, Dec 1 Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition will meet in the Dominican Republic on Friday to resume talks aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.

30 Nov 2017

Wider Image: Year of protests and crisis in volatile Venezuela

CARACAS Even by the volatile and violent standards of recent times in Venezuela, 2017 was an exceptional year, a “perfect storm” of political and economic crisis.

24 Nov 2017

Venezuela's Maduro keeps eye on prize: 2018 presidential vote

CARACAS Just months ago, with crowds of protesters baying on the streets for the resignation of the "dictator" and "murderer," Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked like a goner.

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