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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 Jul 2018

Brazil sees China investment slowing after soaring in year's first half

BRASILIA Chinese investment in Brazil rose more than 2-1/2-fold in the first half of 2018, compared with the same period a year ago, but is expected to slow in the year's second half because of Brazil's presidential election in October, the country's planning ministry said on Monday.

22 Jun 2018

Deforestation in Brazil savannah ticked up in 2017 after 2016 drop

BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's vast savannah, which takes up 25 percent of the country, ticked up in 2017 after a sharp drop in 2016, the Environment Ministry said on Thursday, outpacing destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

13 Jun 2018

Brazil overhauls decades-old mining law to lure investment

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer issued two decrees on Tuesday overhauling 50-year-old mining laws in attempt to draw investment to the sector and implementing rules on the collection of higher mining royalties.

06 Jun 2018

Brazil presidential decree next week to overhaul mining rules: sources

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer plans to issue a decree next week to overhaul the rules for mining permits, bypassing Congress after it failed to approve similar changes last year, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

31 May 2018

China's State Grid to invest $38 billion in Brazil power sector

SAO PAULO Power company China State Grid Corp Ltd [STGRD.UL] will invest 140 billion reais ($38 billion) in Brazil over the next five years, including investments in transmission and generation, an executive said on Wednesday.

30 May 2018

Brazil denies Total license to drill Amazon basin for fourth time

SAO PAULO Brazilian environmental agency Ibama on Tuesday rejected French oil company Total SA's application for an environmental license to drill in the ecologically sensitive Foz do Amazonas basin.

23 May 2018

Brazil fines five grain trading firms, farmers connected to deforestation

BRASILIA Five grain trading houses, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, and dozens of farmers have been fined a total of 105.7 million reais ($29 million) for activities connected to illegal deforestation, Brazilian authorities announced on Wednesday.

23 May 2018

Brazil fines 5 grain trading firms, farmers connected to deforestation

BRASILIA, May 23 Five grain trading houses, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, and dozens of farmers were fined a total of 105.7 million reais ($29 million) for activities connected to illegal deforestation, Brazilian authorities announced on Wednesday.

10 May 2018

In wake of councilwoman's murder, black Brazilians seek political voice

RIO DE JANEIRO When black Brazilian filmmaker Anderson Quack and rapper Nega Gizza launched their bids to run for office in October's elections, the absence of a murdered colleague cast a long shadow over the event in an impoverished district of Rio de Janeiro.

10 May 2018

In wake of councilwoman's murder, black Brazilians seek political voice

RIO DE JANEIRO When black Brazilian filmmaker Anderson Quack and rapper Nega Gizza launched their bids to run for office in October's elections, the absence of a murdered colleague cast a long shadow over the event in an impoverished district of Rio de Janeiro.

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