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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

13 Jun 2018

Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí

BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday that they were investigating a U.S. company for alleged 'biopiracy,' accusing it of illegally using genetic components of the tropical berry açaí in nutritional supplements it sells.

13 Jun 2018

Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí

BRASILIA, June 12 Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday that they were investigating a U.S. company for alleged 'biopiracy', accusing it of illegally using genetic components of the tropical berry açaí in nutritional supplements it sells.

09 Jun 2018

Brazilian tribes fined for GMO soy crops on reservations

CONQUISTA DO OESTE, Brazil The savannah scrubland where Chief João Ponce once hunted deer and wild boar in Brazil has given way to neat rows of soy and corn that a tractor sprays with herbicide. In the next field, silver grain silos shimmer in the hot sun.

07 Jun 2018

Brazil front-runner softens view on Chinese investment

BRASILIA Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that China was an "exceptional partner" of Brazil, softening earlier criticism that Chinese investors were taking over Latin America's largest economy.

07 Jun 2018

Brazil front-runner softens view on Chinese investment

BRASILIA, June 5 Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that China was an "exceptional partner" of Brazil, softening earlier criticism that Chinese investors were taking over Latin America's largest economy.

06 Jun 2018

Brazil's centrist parties urged to unite, but behind whom?

BRASILIA Brazil's centrist parties, battered by widespread voter disaffection with the political establishment, must join forces to win the October elections in a dangerously polarized field, leaders from seven parties urged on Tuesday.

02 Jun 2018

Brazil strike boosts far right candidate's shot at presidency

BRASILIA Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro went out on a limb to support a truckers strike that paralyzed Brazil and forced the government to reinstate costly fuel subsidies, and the strategy may have helped his chances of beating one of several pro-business reform candidates in October's election.

18 May 2018

Brazil's wealthy farm belt backs Trump-like presidential candidate

CAMPO NOVO DO PARECIS, Brazil A right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate who compares himself to Donald Trump is attracting support across Brazil's farm belt, where the fiery former paratrooper may secure the funding needed for his bid to run Latin America's biggest country.

04 May 2018

Brazil military airlifts Venezuelan migrants as border crisis grows

BOA VISTA, Brazil The Brazilian Air Force has begun flying Venezuelans from a remote border region to elsewhere in Brazil, trying to defuse a humanitarian crisis as tens of thousands of migrants flee an economic collapse in their country.

13 Apr 2018

Brazil retail magnate Rocha defies left in presidential race

BRASILIA Angry leftist protests outside his businesses will not deter billionaire Flavio Rocha from running in Brazil's presidential election this year, advocating a crackdown on crime, a much smaller state and conservative family values.

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