Julia Symmes Cobb

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 Apr 2018

Colombia pro-mining referendum will not soothe global miners

VETAS, Colombia Jose Alberto Gamboa, whose smile flashes the gold he has spent his life digging from Colombia's frosty Andean mountains, says he will do whatever it takes to protect his town's only industry: mining.

15 Mar 2018

Colombia tribunal begins mammoth task of investigating, trying war crimes

BOGOTA Colombia's transitional justice tribunal - designed to try former leftist rebels and government soldiers for crimes during the country's five-decade war - will begin collecting evidence and preparing its first hearings, officials said on Thursday.

12 Mar 2018

Colombia's Santos says will restart talks with ELN rebels

BOGOTA Colombia and the Marxist ELN guerrilla group will restart peace talks in Ecuador, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday, after a six-week pause marked by deaths on both sides.

26 Feb 2018

'Migrate or die': Venezuelans flood into Colombia despite crackdown

MAICAO/CUCUTA, Colombia The desert wind whipping their faces, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants lugging heavy suitcases and overstuffed backpacks trudge along the road to the Colombian border town of Maicao beneath the blazing sun.

09 Feb 2018

Feature: Glimmers of hope for families of Colombia's missing

SOGAMOSO, Colombia Margarita Lucia Fonnegra did not flinch when the needle pricked her finger. Others had needed reassurance from the forensic technician but the 71-year-old Colombian grandmother was ready.

30 Jan 2018

Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN rebels after bomb attacks

BOGOTA Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday suspended peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels after a series of bombings over the weekend killed seven police officers and injured dozens.

28 Jan 2018

Colombia bomb attack kills at least five police, wounds dozens

BOGOTA An early morning bomb attack outside a police station in Colombia's coastal city of Barranquilla killed at least five police officers and wounded 42 on Saturday, authorities said.

24 Nov 2017

Despite setbacks, Colombian leader, ex-rebel boss still back peace pact

BOGOTA Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono each promised on Friday their continued backing to a peace deal they signed a year ago, despite slow progress on parts of the accord.

10 Sep 2017

On visit to Cartagena, Pope to honor 'slave of slaves' role model

BOGOTA/CARTAGENA, Colombia Pope Francis on Sunday pays homage to the social justice legacy of one of his role models, Saint Peter Claver, who ministered to slaves in Colombia in the 1600s, defying Spanish colonial masters who treated them as chattel.

10 Sep 2017

Pope, in Medellin, recalls 'painful memory' of narco wars

MEDELLIN, Colombia Pope Francis on Saturday visited Medellin, epicenter of Colombia's narco wars of the 1980s and asked that God convert the hearts of the "drug assassins" who cut short so many young lives. | Video


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