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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

16 Jan 2018

Cuban economy ever more opaque as data omitted from 2016 accounts

HAVANA Cuba has not provided a detailed breakdown of key economic activity in its annual statistical abstract for the first time this century, leaving would-be investors more in the dark than usual about the Communist-run economy.

05 Jan 2018

Top EU diplomat meets Cuban president at end of visit

HAVANA The European Union's top diplomat Federica Mogherini met Cuban President Raul Castro on Thursday as she ended a two-day visit to the Communist country aimed at strengthening engagement even as the Trump administration backtracks on a fragile detente.

04 Jan 2018

European Union diplomat visits Cuba to strengthen ties

HAVANA The European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political ties with the Communist-run island.

06 Dec 2017

China's exports to Cuba slump as island's cash crunch deepens

HAVANA Chinese exports to Cuba have plunged this year in the latest sign of a worsening in the Communist-run island's financial situation, which began in 2015 with the economic crisis in its top trading partner Venezuela.

06 Dec 2017

Corrected - Exclusive: Trump names career diplomat to head Cuban embassy - sources

(This version of the Dec 4 story corrects to change "last year" to 2015 in sixth paragraph, June to July in 11th paragraph)

27 Nov 2017

Cuba begins harvest of weather-battered sugar crop

HAVANA The first of Cuba's 53 sugar mills has opened for what is expected to be a poor harvest after 18 months of drought, followed by damage to the crop and mills from Hurricane Irma in September.

26 Nov 2017

Cuba holds municipal elections on road to Castro era’s end

HAVANA Cuba took another step on Sunday toward the end of the Castro era, with millions of residents placing paper ballots in cardboard boxes for ward delegates to municipal assemblies.

20 Nov 2017

North Korean foreign minister heads to Cuba

HAVANA North Korea’s foreign minister will arrive in Cuba on Monday, in search of support amid unprecedented pressure from the United States and the international community to cease its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

19 Nov 2017

Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

HAVANA An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations. | Video

02 Nov 2017

Caterpillar dealer to open shop in Cuba special development zone

HAVANA Rimco, Caterpillar Inc's dealer for Cuba, said on Wednesday it would open a distribution center for the U.S. heavy equipment maker at Havana's Mariel special development zone, making it the first U.S. company to open up shop there.


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