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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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08 Aug 2018

Duque becomes Colombia's president, promising to unite divided nation

BOGOTA Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque was sworn in to office on Tuesday, pledging to unite a divided nation behind his plan to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth. | Video

01 Aug 2018

Colombia's Santos set to leave office proud yet frustrated

BOGOTA Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who staked his legacy on ending a five-decade war with Marxist rebels, leaves office next week satisfied he oversaw a historic peace deal but frustrated he could not do more to unite the nation and reduce inequality.

25 Jul 2018

Colombia's Uribe says Britain's MI6 part of 'ruse' against him

BOGOTA Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe on Wednesday accused President Juan Manuel Santos and Britain's MI6 spy agency of participating in a plot against him, a day after resigning his Senate seat to face a bribery and fraud investigation by the Supreme Court.

18 Jul 2018

Colombia's President-elect names Maria Fernanda Suarez energy minister

BOGOTA Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque on Wednesday named Maria Fernanda Suarez as mining and energy minister when he takes office next month, a role that will require her to bolster oil output to help a weak economy and settle messy mining disputes.

14 Jul 2018

Colombia seeks to heal war wounds as FARC commanders appear before tribunal

BOGOTA Former Marxist FARC rebel commanders in Colombia, headed by their leader Rodrigo Londono, appeared before a tribunal on Friday that will try crimes allegedly committed during the country's five-decade civil war.

18 Jun 2018

Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal

BOGOTA Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels. | Video

17 Jun 2018

Colombia votes in polarized election putting peace, economy at stake

BOGOTA, June 17 Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential runoff that pits candidates offering polar opposite views and has stirred fears the winner will upset a fragile peace process or derail the economy.

16 Jun 2018

Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

BOGOTA Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor.

16 Jun 2018

Colombia's presidential frontrunner Duque pledges to tweak peace deal

BOGOTA When Ivan Duque was a boy, his grandmother made him memorize the speeches of assassinated Colombian presidential candidate Eliecer Gaitan. By the age of seven, he could recite them all.

15 Jun 2018

Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

BOGOTA Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor.

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