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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

20 Jan 2018

Brasilia closes Latin America's largest rubbish dump

BRASILIA One thing the designers of Brazil's modernistic capital Brasilia forgot to map out in their intricate plans was where to put the rubbish.

19 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Boeing willing to preserve Brazil's 'golden share' in Embraer deal

BRASILIA Boeing Co is working to overcome the Brazilian military's objections to its proposed tie-up with Embraer SA with alternatives that would preserve the government's strategic veto rights and ensure safeguards for its defence programs, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

19 Jan 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Boeing willing to keep Brazil's 'golden share' in Embraer deal

BRASILIA, Jan 18 Boeing Co is working to overcome the Brazilian military's objections to its proposed tie-up with Embraer SA with alternatives that would preserve the government's strategic veto rights and ensure safeguards for its defense programs, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

22 Dec 2017

Brazil plans to end Open Skies airline negotiation with EU

BRASILIA Brazil's civil aviation regulator ANAC intends to close the negotiation of an Open Skies treaty with the European Union after eight years without reaching agreement, a senior ANAC official said.

21 Dec 2017

South American trade bloc gains strength, misses EU deal

BRASILIA Leaders of the South American trade bloc Mercosur met on Thursday in greater political unity following the expulsion of Venezuela, but with their biggest goal of a trade deal with the European Union yet to be achieved.

21 Dec 2017

Brazil plans to end Open Skies negotiation with EU

BRASILIA, Dec 21 Brazil's civil aviation regulator ANAC intends to close the negotiation of an Open Skies treaty with the European Union after eight years without reaching agreement, a senior ANAC official said.

14 Dec 2017

Brazilian senator casts doubt on pension vote this year

BRASILIA A Brazilian Congress vote on a major pension overhaul has been postponed to next year, the government's Senate leader said on Wednesday, although cabinet ministers said they were still looking to hold the vote next week.

13 Dec 2017

EU stalls on new Mercosur trade offers, delaying deal: source

BUENOS AIRES/BRASILIA Trade talks between the European Union and South America's Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed more time to respond to improved offers, a source close to Mercosur negotiators said on Tuesday.

13 Dec 2017

Brazil appeals court schedules early decision on Lula appeal

BRASILIA A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday said it would decide on Jan. 24 on an appeal by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against a corruption conviction that could bar him from running in the 2018 presidential race.

11 Dec 2017

Venezuelan migrants pose humanitarian problem in Brazil

BOA VISTA, Brazil Last August, Victor Rivera, a 36-year-old unemployed baker, left his hometown in northern Venezuela and made the two-day journey by road to the remote Amazonian city of Boa Vista, Brazil.

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