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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

Exclusive - Brazil police see no evidence in port bribery case against president

BRASILIA Brazil's Federal Police will likely recommend shelving an investigation into alleged bribery of President Michel Temer in return for extending port concessions last year because it has turned up no evidence, its chief told Reuters on Friday.

08 Feb 2018

Silva taps Brazil's anger at corruption in presidential bid

BRASILIA Unprecedented graft probes have scorched Brazil's political landscape and created the opening for a clean outsider to win the presidential election this October, environmentalist and candidate to the highest office Marina Silva said in a Wednesday interview.

25 Jan 2018

Lula's Brazil presidential run in doubt after conviction upheld

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence, a major blow to the popular politician's plans to run again for the presidency this year. | Video

24 Jan 2018

Brazil braces for ruling that could bar Lula from 2018 race

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil An appeals court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold the corruption conviction of Brazil's most influential politician, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a decision that would likely bar him from running in the presidential race this year.

23 Jan 2018

Brazil holds breath for court ruling on Lula's future

PORTO ALEGRE Brazilian politicians, voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the country's most popular leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribe.

12 Jan 2018

S&P cuts Brazil debt rating as pension reform doubts grow

BRASILIA Ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut Brazil's credit rating further below investment grade on Thursday as doubts grew about a presidential election in October and a push to trim its costly pension system, seen as vital to closing a huge fiscal deficit.

11 Jan 2018

U.S. biggest source of illegal foreign guns in Brazil - report

BRASILIA The United States is the largest source of guns entering Brazil that end up in the hands of armed bandits and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian Federal Police report seen by Reuters.

06 Jan 2018

Brazil police request Temer answer questions in alleged graft probe

BRASILIA Brazilian police have requested that President Michel Temer answers 50 questions as part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving a decree regulating the country's ports, a government spokesman said on Friday.

14 Nov 2017

Brazil to report Venezuelan debt to Paris Club -sources

BRASILIA, Nov 13 Brazil is likely to inform major creditor countries of a $262.5 million debt owed by Venezuela after it missed a payment under a regional credit accord, three Brazilian government sources said on Monday, as its northern neighbor teeters on the brink of default.

10 Nov 2017

Brazil pledges to keep most fiscal savings in diluted pension bill

BRASILIA Brazilian officials promised on Thursday that a diluted proposal to overhaul pensions would achieve at least half the fiscal savings of the original bill, as the government ramped up negotiations in the hopes of getting to a vote in Congress by the end of the year.


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