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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 May 2018

Brazil charges 11 people with trying to set up Islamic State cell

BRASILIA Brazilian federal prosecutors have charged 11 people with planning to establish an Islamic State cell in Brazil and trying to recruit jihadists to send to Syria, according to a court filing seen by Reuters on Thursday.

16 May 2018

Brazilian prosecutors charge JBS shareholder with corruption - source

BRASILIA Brazilian federal prosecutors presented charges against Joesley Batista, a major shareholder in meatpacker JBS SA , another senior executive and a former federal prosecutor accusing them of corruption, money laundering and obstruction of Justice, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

16 May 2018

Brazilian prosecutors charge JBS shareholder with corruption -source

BRASILIA, May 15 Brazilian federal prosecutors presented charges against Joesley Batista, a major shareholder in meatpacker JBS SA, another senior executive and a former federal prosecutor accusing them of corruption, money laundering and obstruction of Justice, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

04 May 2018

Brazil's ruling ends some politicians' protection from prosecution

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to restrict federal lawmakers' protection from prosecution, a move hailed by some experts as a blow to impunity for the powerful, but a decision that may open new avenues for politicians to stall cases.

10 Apr 2018

Brazil top court justice asked to issue injunction to free Lula

BRASILIA A Brazilian association of criminal lawyers requested on Monday that a Supreme Court justice issue an injunction that would free former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began serving a 12-year sentence for bribery over the weekend.

10 Apr 2018

Brazil lawyers press top court justice for injunction to free Lula

BRASILIA A Brazilian association of criminal lawyers requested on Monday that a Supreme Court justice issue an injunction freeing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began serving a 12-year sentence for bribery over the weekend.

22 Mar 2018

Brazil prosecutors open investigation into Cambridge Analytica

BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors on Wednesday said they had opened an investigation into whether London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica acted illegally in Brazil, as controversy over the firm's data harvesting practices spreads across the globe.

22 Mar 2018

Brazil prosecutors open investigation into Cambridge Analytica

BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors on Wednesday said they had opened an investigation into whether London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica acted illegally in Brazil, as controversy over the firm's data harvesting practices spreads across the globe.

22 Mar 2018

Brazil prosecutors open investigation into Cambridge Analytica

BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors on Wednesday said they had opened an investigation into whether London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica acted illegally in Brazil, as controversy over the firm's data harvesting practices spreads across the globe.

21 Mar 2018

Brazil prosecutors crack down on unmonitored agriculture planes

SAO PAULO Brazilian federal prosecutors have demanded civil aviation authorities change regulations to increase oversight of agriculture airplanes such as crop dusters, which they claim can be used to smuggle drugs and agro-chemicals.

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