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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

10 Feb 2018

End of NAFTA wouldn't be 'end of world' - Mexican leftist's top diplomat

MEXICO CITY The collapse of NAFTA would not be a disaster for Mexico, the top foreign policy advisor to leftist presidential election frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, adding that Mexico should depend less on the United States and not interfere with regional neighbours.

21 Jan 2018

Vowing anti-graft revolution, Mexican governor shakes election

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico Invoking Pancho Villa's revolutionary legacy and armed with a hard-hitting corruption investigation into the country's ruling party, the governor of border state Chihuahua is shaking up Mexico's presidential election, without being in the race.

04 Jan 2018

Mexico City should allow marijuana cultivation, mayoral hopeful says

MEXICO CITY Mexico City residents should be free to grow marijuana for personal use, a mayoral hopeful told Reuters on Wednesday, arguing that one of the world's largest cities should lead the charge to end prohibition in a country riven by drug violence.

13 Dec 2017

Mexico's presidential front-runner vows more welfare, formalizes bid

MEXICO CITY Mexican front-runner for next year's election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday and promised his government would spend on the young, elderly and farmers.

21 Nov 2017

Mexico's presidential front-runner vows stable economy; aide urges NAFTA delay

MEXICO CITY Mexico's leftist presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed on Monday to boost infrastructure spending but guard economic stability, while his team reiterated that ongoing NAFTA talks should be put off until after next year's election.

16 Sep 2017

Mexico-U.S. trade would survive any NAFTA rupture: Mexico foreign minister

MEXICO CITY Trade between the United States and Mexico would not end if the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was terminated, Mexico's foreign minister said on Friday, after a new U.S. plan emerged to build a five-year sunset provision into the treaty.

04 Sep 2017

Mexico presidential hopeful rejects comparisons to Venezuela

MEXICO CITY The current front-runner for Mexico's 2018 presidential election on Sunday rejected comparisons of his leftist party to Venezuela's socialist government, saying his movement was a Mexican-made revolution against rampant corruption.

03 Sep 2017

NAFTA negotiators seek to enshrine Mexico's energy reforms

MEXICO CITY U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are zeroing in on ways to enshrine Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's sweeping energy reforms into a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico's chief negotiator said on Saturday.

03 Sep 2017

Mexico president vows to defend NAFTA, nation's 'dignity'

MEXICO CITY, Sept 2 Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Saturday defended free trade and young migrants in the United States, saying his government would not accept insults against "national dignity" from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

09 Aug 2017

Mexico-U.S. free movement key to closing wage gap, minister says

MEXICO CITY Mexico will not close its wage gap with the United States without free movement of workers, Mexico's economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said in an interview days before the start of a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.


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