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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

21 Feb 2018

Southern Copper wins tender for Peru's Michiquillay mine

LIMA Southern Copper Corp won a tender to develop Peru's estimated $2 billion Michiquillay copper mine in an auction that attracted just two bidders, the government's Proinversion investment agency said on Tuesday.

20 Feb 2018

Peru tenders $2 bln copper project in first major auction in years

LIMA, Feb 20 Peru will accept bids and award a contract to develop the estimated $2 billion Michiquillay copper mine on Tuesday in the first major auction from the world's No. 2 copper producer in at least a decade.

21 Jan 2018

Pope urges hope in visit to Peru area devastated by floods

TRUJILLO, Peru Pope Francis, visiting an area of Peru that was devastated last year by heavy rains linked to climate change and plagued by gang violence, urged people not to lose hope. | Video

19 Jan 2018

Pope lands in Peru as president seeks help in political crisis

LIMA Pope Francis arrived in Peru on Thursday, as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appealed to the pontiff to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.

24 Dec 2017

Peru central bank to lower reserve requirement for dollar deposits

LIMA, Dec 23 Peru's central bank will lower the reserve requirement for dollar deposits to 39 percent from 40 percent starting in January 2018 to help strengthen local lending as the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens its monetary policy, the bank said on Saturday.

23 Dec 2017

Failed vote to oust president shakes up Peru's politics

LIMA Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski could end up the surprise winner of an attempt to oust him from power this week, after some opposition lawmakers broke ranks with party leaders to support him, opening a divide that might strengthen his hand.

14 Dec 2017

Odebrecht paid firms linked to Peru's Kuczynski $4.8 million: document

LIMA Brazilian builder Odebrecht transferred $4.8 million to companies linked to Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski between 2004 and 2012, some of which was paid to a company Kuczynski controlled when he held senior government roles, according to a document the company sent to Congress.

23 Nov 2017

Southern Copper workers strike, company says no impact

SANTIAGO Workers for the two largest unions at Southern Copper Corp in Peru said on Wednesday they had started an indefinite strike, demanding a fair share of mining profits, while the company said the stoppage had not affected operations.

21 Sep 2017

Miner Hochschild boosts hunt for acquisitions: executive

AREQUIPA, Peru Precious metals miner Hochschild Mining Plc is doubling down on efforts to find early-stage mining projects to acquire and is open to deposits that depart from its focus on silver and gold, the chief executive said on Wednesday.

18 Sep 2017

Peru's Kuczynski swears in new Cabinet, opposition signals support

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made Vice President Mercedes Araoz his new prime minister in a Cabinet shuffle on Sunday that won praise from the opposition - a sign his year-old government will likely avoid a fresh standoff with Congress.


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