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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

12 Oct 2017

Guatemala Supreme Court will not probe president's salary bonus

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's Supreme Court said on Wednesday it would not investigate the country's president for receiving a salary bonus that made him one of Latin America's best-paid leaders.

12 Oct 2017

Genocide trial against ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt to restart

GUATEMALA CITY Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt will face a second trial on Friday for genocide, a lawyer for victims said, reviving a case against the strongman accused of ordering massacres of Maya Indians during a long civil war.

06 Oct 2017

Guatemala prosecutors target ex-president for alleged corruption

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's attorney general and a U.N. anti-graft body accused the mayor of Guatemala City, Alvaro Arzu, of corruption on Thursday, adding him to a long list of influential politicians under investigation for suspected wrongdoing.

13 Sep 2017

Guatemala federal auditor to probe president's pay bonus

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's federal auditor on Tuesday said it will investigate a salary bonus the Defense Ministry gives to President Jimmy Morales that raises his earnings by more than a third, making him one of the best paid leaders in Latin America.

12 Sep 2017

Guatemala president retains immunity from prosecution in graft probe

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's Congress on Monday voted overwhelmingly to preserve President Jimmy Morales' immunity from prosecution after the attorney general submitted a request to investigate him over suspected financing irregularities during his 2015 election campaign.

05 Sep 2017

Guatemalan president may be investigated in campaign finance case

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's top court opened the way on Monday for an investigation of President Jimmy Morales for alleged illegal campaign finances, but Congress will have the final say on removing his presidential immunity and could yet block the probe.

02 Sep 2017

How love turned to hate in Guatemala's anti-graft battle

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales launched a vendetta against the head of a U.N. anti-corruption body who helped him win power after the veteran prosecutor began to investigate his family last year, according to former and current officials.

01 Sep 2017

Guatemala political crisis may affect growth: central bank

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalan economic growth may slow if a political crisis sparked by a dispute between President Jimmy Morales and the head of a U.N. anti-corruption body persists, the head of the central bank said on Thursday.

30 Aug 2017

Guatemala top court sides with U.N. graft unit in fight with president

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's top court on Tuesday ruled definitively against President Jimmy Morales' internationally criticized push to expel the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption unit probing his campaign financing.

28 Aug 2017

Guatemala president defiant over U.N. anti-graft unit head expulsion

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Sunday appeared to defy a court ruling that he not expel the head of an influential U.N. anti-graft unit investigating his campaign financing, deepening an institutional crisis in the Central American nation.


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