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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

18 Apr 2018

Nephew of Colombia ex-rebel to collaborate with U.S. in drug case: sources

BOGOTA The nephew of a former commander from Colombia's FARC rebels has traveled to the United States to testify to U.S. authorities about a plot to sell 10 tonnes of cocaine to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, Colombian law enforcement sources said on Tuesday.

18 Apr 2018

Nephew of Colombia ex-rebel to collaborate with U.S. in drug case -sources

BOGOTA The nephew of a former commander from Colombia's FARC rebels has travelled to the United States to testify to U.S. authorities about a plot to sell 10 tonnes of cocaine to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, Colombian law enforcement sources said on Tuesday.

12 Apr 2018

Colombian candidate Petro seeks to close social gap

BOGOTA A former Colombian guerrilla insurgent who is trying to become the country's first leftist president, Gustavo Petro said he would focus on narrowing its yawning gap between rich and poor if elected.

09 Mar 2018

Colombia's FARC trades bombs for ballots in congressional vote

FUSAGASUGA, Colombia Four years ago, when Colombia last held congressional elections, Carlos Antonio Lozada was dodging army bullets in jungle trenches as he and his Marxist rebel comrades battled a government offensive.

03 Mar 2018

Colombian academic seeks to heal divided nation as president

BOGOTA Sergio Fajardo, a front-runner for May's presidential election in Colombia, likes to draw diagrams to explain his vision to revive the South American country's economy and bridge the chasm between its rich and poor.

11 Jan 2018

Colombia's ELN rebels resume attacks as ceasefire expires

BOGOTA/QUITO Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels resumed attacks on oil installations and the armed forces on Wednesday, threatening the future of peace talks just hours after the expiration of a ceasefire agreement with the government.

10 Jan 2018

Workers at Colombia's Cerrejon coal mine say they could strike over wages

BOGOTA, Jan 9 Union workers at Colombia's largest coal mine, Cerrejon, could strike if disagreements at negotiations for wages and benefits are not resolved by Jan. 19, the main union's president said on Tuesday.

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.

18 Nov 2017

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Spain

CARACAS/BOGOTA Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest since 2015 for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia on Friday and later flew to Spain.

26 Oct 2017

Colombia ex-rebels begin building 'commune' cities in rural areas

AGUA BONITA, Colombia Colombia's former Marxist FARC rebels have begun to construct communes in rural areas once torn apart by violence, part of their bid to reintegrate into society following a peace deal with the government.

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