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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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06 Feb 2018

Investment poised to increase in Chile - central bank survey

SANTIAGO, Feb 6 Chile's economy is poised to improve by mid-year as rebounding copper prices and President-elect Sebastian Pinera's promise of business-friendly policies increase optimism among investors, according to a central bank survey released on Tuesday.

01 Feb 2018

No sign of early contract talks at BHP's Escondida mine -Union

SANTIAGO, Feb 1 The powerful union at BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, on Wednesday cast doubt on chances of starting talks on a new labor agreement with the company before formal negotiations scheduled for June.

24 Jan 2018

Chilean president-elect names Larrain as finance minister again

SANTIAGO Chile's conservative President-elect Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday named a former finance minister in the top copper exporter, Felipe Larrain, to fill the same spot again in his new cabinet.

23 Jan 2018

China invites Latin America to take part in One Belt, One Road

SANTIAGO China invited Latin American and Caribbean countries to join its "One Belt, One Road" initiative on Monday, as part of an agreement to deepen economic and political cooperation in a region where U.S. influence is historically strong.

06 Jan 2018

Maduro says Venezuela will issue $5.9 billion in oil-backed cryptocurrency

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that Venezuela would issue 100 million units of its new oil-backed cryptocurrency in coming days, although it is unclear whether any investors will want to purchase the "petro" at a time when the OPEC member is going through a deep economic crisis and its leftist government has little credibility.

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.

20 Dec 2017

Venezuela's Maduro says 'terrorists' stole weapons from military unit

CARACAS - Venezuelan leftist President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that "terrorists" had broken into a National Guard unit over the weekend and stolen weapons, the latest sign of volatility in the oil-rich country convulsed by a profound economic crisis.

19 Dec 2017

Lights back on in Venezuela after five-hour blackout

CARACAS A power outage hit parts of the Venezuelan capital Caracas as well as the nearby states of Miranda and Vargas for around five hours on Monday, in what critics said was another sign of the oil-rich nation's economic meltdown.

16 Dec 2017

Venezuelan community group launches currency to combat cash shortage

CARACAS A socialist collective in one of Caracas' emblematic hilltop slums has launched its own currency, the panal, to try to overcome chronic shortages of cash in the crisis-wrought nation.

13 Dec 2017

Venezuela to start criminal probe into ex-oil czar Ramirez

CARACAS Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start a criminal investigation into powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, in an escalation of a purge of alleged corruption that has resulted in the arrest of dozens of oil executives.

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