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About Janar Wasito

Janar Wasito is the manager of Magis Capital in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford Law School, and a former Marine Officer.

How young Brazilians hope to clean up politics

https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21732532-first-they-must-get-elected-and-old-guard-make-hard-how-young-brazilians-hope WITH his reversed baseball cap and facial fuzz, the style of 29-year-old Daniel José Oliveira (pictured) is hardly typical for a Brazilian politician. Nor is his background: he was one of 11 siblings brought up in a small town … Continue reading

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Is Bolsonaro going to be President?

What do we think of Bolsonaro? Will he be positive or negative for Brazilian stocks, like Petrobras and Vale? https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21731190-can-right-wing-demagogue-win-next-years-election-jair-bolsonaro-hopes-be-brazils-donald A radical from Rio Jair Bolsonaro hopes to be Brazil’s Donald Trump Can a right-wing demagogue win next year’s election?   … Continue reading

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Enemies wanted : The Brazilian army is turning into a de facto police force Its plodding infantry are ill-suited to repel threats to natural resources

https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21724839-its-plodding-infantry-are-ill-suited-repel-threats-natural-resources-brazilian-army FEW places illustrate the modern role of the Brazilian army better than Tabatinga, a city of 62,000 on the shared border point between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The frontier, protected by Amazon rainforest, has not budged since the Portuguese … Continue reading

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Growing Violence in Rio Favelas

There is increasing violence in favelas in Rio. I have been watching these local newspaper reports: http://www.jb.com.br/rio/noticias/2017/09/22/militares-do-exercito-e-aeronautica-comecam-cerco-a-comunidade-da-rocinha/ http://www.msn.com/pt-br/noticias/brasil/delegado-pede-que-traficantes-encurralados-na-rocinha-se-entreguem/ar-AAsn0l6?li=AAggXC1 https://oglobo.globo.com/rio/forcas-federais-nao-tem-previsao-para-sair-da-rocinha-21860059 Wagner Moura (through his character) in Elite Squad noted that the Brazilians use the same techniques as the Americans in Iraq … Continue reading

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Optimism returns, The Economist

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21709352-stand-leader-little-optimism-returns-brazilian-firms-emerge-gloom?frsc=dg%7Cd …. A positive trend, albeit brief

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Brazil’s economy The only way is up

Cheer up. The Economist is calling a bottom Brazil’s economy The only way is up The recession rages on. But there are incipient signs of recovery Aug 20th 2016 | SÃO PAULO FOR many Brazilians, the high point of the … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Economy – Desperation

I have a friend in Brazil who tried to send herself a package with cloths, the value of which was maybe $100 dollars. The Brazilian government tried to levy a tax of $1563 reais ($350 dollars). At both the small … Continue reading

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