Author Archives: Janar Wasito

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.

The Economist on Brazil: Futbol, Art, etc

Scanning The Economist newspaper weekly for articles relating to Latin America is one barometer of how the English speaking financial world views Brazil, Mexico, and the other major economies Central and South America. Of particular interest this tidbit, from the … Continue reading

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“Welcome to the dump that is Rio,” Germany’s Sailing Team

http://www.drudgereportarchives.net/Article.php?ID=503178& RIO DE JANEIRO — Nico Delle Karth, an Austrian sailor preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics, said it was the foulest place he had ever trained. Garbage bobbed on the surface, everything from car tires to floating mattresses. The … Continue reading

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The Economist – Cheering for Argentina, Protest in Brazil

As always, in King’s English, The Economist newspaper simplifies and exaggerates. My question, writing from Rio Grande do Sul — Is RJ (Rio de Janeiro state) affected differently than other Brazilian states like SC (Santa Catarina) and RS (Rio Grande … Continue reading

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Olympic Committee – move the games from Rio altogether?

  http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/apr/23/world-cup-olympics-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-sensation-disaster BELEK, Turkey (AP) — With sports federations demanding a “Plan B” because of the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it was “premature” to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from … Continue reading

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The Economist – Brazil has already scored an Own Goal in the World Cup

The World Cup Pitch imperfect They think it’s all over budget May 17th 2014 | São Paulo | From the print edition Down to the finishing touches FOOTBALL’S World Cup was meant to display Brazil’s coming-of-age as a global player. Instead, the preparations have … Continue reading

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The Economist – THE 50-YEAR SNOOZE – Brazil adds up to a short investment thesis

Brazil’s economy The 50-year snooze Brazilian workers are gloriously unproductive. For the economy to grow, they must snap out of their stupor   PECKISH revellers at Lollapalooza, a big music festival in São Paulo earlier this month, were in for … Continue reading

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The Economist on Business in emerging markets

BRICs mentioned with caution…    Business in emerging markets Emerge, splurge, purge Western firms have piled into emerging markets in the past 20 years. Now comes the reckoning Mar 8th 2014 | From the print edition  Phone users smile, shareholders weep VODAFONE’S … Continue reading

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