Santos (6do encyclopedia)

Santos, officially known as the Municipality of Santos, is a coastal city located in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. As of 2020, the population of Santos is approximately 433,000 residents, making it the seventh most populous city in the state.

The city of Santos is situated on the southern coast of the state and is bordered by the cities of São Vicente to the north and Guarujá to the south. It is also located approximately 72 kilometers southeast of São Paulo, the state’s capital city.


The history of Santos dates back to the 16th century when a small settlement was established by Portuguese explorer Martim Afonso de Sousa. The settlement was originally used as a supply base for ships traveling between Portugal and its colonies in Asia.

Over time, the settlement grew and became an important center of trade and commerce. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Santos played a significant role in Brazil’s coffee trade. Its port became one of the largest in the world and helped to fuel the country’s economic growth.

Today, Santos is recognized as a historical city that is home to many historical landmarks and monuments. The city’s historical center, known as the Centro Histórico, contains many well-preserved examples of colonial architecture.


Santos covers a total area of approximately 280 square kilometers and has a coastline that stretches for approximately 7 kilometers. The city is characterized by its numerous beaches, which are a major tourist attraction.


Santos has a tropical climate, with warm temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature in Santos is around 24 degrees Celsius, with the hottest months being January and February. The city also experiences a significant amount of rainfall, with the wettest months occurring between November and March.


Santos’ economy is primarily driven by its port, which is responsible for a significant portion of the city’s commerce. The port is one of the busiest in Latin America and handles a variety of products, including coffee, sugar, and soybeans.

In addition to the port, Santos also has a thriving tourism industry. The city’s beaches, museums, and historical landmarks draw visitors from all over the world each year.


As of 2020, the population of Santos is approximately 433,000 residents. The city is known for its cultural diversity and is home to a significant number of immigrants from Portugal, Italy, and Japan.


Santos has a rich cultural heritage, with many landmarks and buildings that reflect its history. The city is home to a variety of museums, including the Museum of Coffee, which explores the history of coffee production in Brazil.

Santos is also known for its traditional cuisine, which includes dishes such as feijoada (a stew made with black beans and pork) and pastel (a fried pastry filled with cheese or meat).


Santos has a well-developed transportation system that includes buses, taxis, and a ferry that runs between the city and Guarujá. The city is also connected to São Paulo via a highway system.


Santos has a number of educational institutions, including several universities and colleges. The city is home to the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) as well as a number of vocational schools and technical institutes.

Notable People

Santos has been home to a number of notable individuals throughout its history, including:

  • Pelé, a famous Brazilian soccer player who was born in the nearby city of Três Corações but played for Santos FC for many years
  • José Carlos Pace, a Brazilian Formula One driver who was born in Santos
  • Lincoln Oliveira, a Brazilian singer and songwriter who was born in Santos


Santos is a vibrant and diverse city that is steeped in history and culture. With its bustling port, beautiful beaches, and well-preserved historical landmarks, Santos is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Brazil.

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George Santos admits to theft in Brazil court


23-05-12 15:10

US congressman George Santos has admitted theft and signed an agreement to have the charges dropped in a Brazilian case dating back to 2008. The deal stipulated that Santos pay restitution and fines within a month. However, he faces other more serious charges of fraud, money laundering and theft of public funds charged against him by US federal authorities.
Coe hails talent emerging since Bolt, says he feels most optimistic in 30 years

South China Morning Post

23-05-12 13:10

Sebastian Coe, the head of World Athletics, has said he is more optimistic about the sport than at any time in the last 30 years, despite the loss of star Usain Bolt to retirement. Coe said there were no shortages of male or female stars who could become household names, citing Britain's younger athletes as an example of the talent coming through. Athletics is now "indisputably the No 1 Olympic sport now, both in thought, leadership, and in performance," Coe said, though he added the challenge is to ensure that the wider world knows how good the competitors are.
Cocoa farmers in Africa and Latin America bear the cost of keeping chocolate cheap

The Globe and Mail

23-05-12 12:42

French startup Sorare has raised $50m to expand its digital trading card platform for football players. With the investment, the firm will hire more employees, develop its product, and create new partnership programmes with football clubs and leagues. Sorare offers blockchain-based digital cards of real-life players as unique collectibles. Digital cards with the best-performing athletes gain more value, with prizes of up to $20,000 awarded. The company sold 2.2 million cards in January alone, up from 895,000 in December, with half of its sales coming from the US. The cards range from common to rare, with a limited number of "super rare" and "unique" cards that can be sold for thousands of dollars. Sorare's Series A funding round was led by Benchmark, alongside Accel and angel funds.
McCarthy says he will not back George Santos re-election bid - live

The Independent

23-05-12 07:00

New York Congressman George Santos has pleaded not guilty to 13 federal charges, including wire fraud, theft of public funds and money laundering. The Republican lawmaker, who has been criticised for exaggerating his background and campaign finances, surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody on 11 May. He was later released on a $500,000 bond. Key figures in the GOP have called on him to resign, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he won’t support Santos’s re-election bid. However, Santostold the press that he has no intention of stepping down and described the probe as a “witch hunt.”

Santos, a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, introduced several pieces of legislation, including a bill that would cut federal funding to countries that persecute LGBTQ people. He also sparked controversy in April with the introduction of the Medical Information Nuanced Accountability Judgment Act, which would ban the government from mandating certain vaccines. The legislation’s acronym, MINAJ, is believed to have been a reference to singer Nicki Minaj, who in 2021 claimed her cousin’s friend had become impotent and suffered swollen testicles after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

Santos has suffered a string of controversies since his election to the US House of Representatives in 2020. An investigation by The New York Times revealed that he had greatly exaggerated his work experience and educational background, and claimed to have represented Puerto Rican volleyball at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In fact, Puerto Rico did not field a team, nor was Santos part of the country’s volleyball programme.

George Santos confesses to theft in Brazil to avoid prosecution

Washington Post

23-05-11 22:33

New York Congressman George Santos has signed a deal with prosecutors in Brazil under which he confesses to theft and agrees to pay restitution and fines, so long as the Brazilian authorities drop criminal charges against him. As we reported in a previous brief, Santos faces serious financial crime charges in the New York state courts. His alleged offences included misappropriating donor money for personal gain and wrongfully claiming unemployment benefits. It is expected that the deal with Brazilian prosecutors will result in local criminal charges against him being dropped.
Brazil’s soccer match-fixing scandal has international reach, investigator says

The Toronto Star

23-05-15 23:46

The lead investigator in Brazil's match-fixing investigation has discovered potential evidence of wrongdoing by players from other countries. Foreign authorities are expected to study the findings and start their own investigations. Goias District Attorney Fernando Cesconetto stated that the case of Max Alves, a midfielder for Colorado Rapids, could be prosecuted in the United States. Cesconetto launched the investigation in November, focusing on three matches, and has widened it to 11 games. Evidence showed that players were offered between $10,000 and $20,000 to perform specific actions, such as receiving yellow cards and giving away penalty kicks, leading to potential profits on betting sites.
Mau­soleum of foot­ball leg­end Pele opens to pub­lic in Brazil

Al Jazeera

23-05-16 14:55

A mausoleum dedicated to Pele's golden coffin has opened to the public nearly half a year after the Brazilian football legend died of colon cancer. Located on the second floor of a high-rise cemetery in Santos, the mausoleum welcomes visitors with two golden statues of Pele, an artificial grass turf, and images of fans in a stadium with an endless soundtrack of cheers playing in the background. After a funeral that saw hundreds of thousands of people come to Santos to pay their respects, including Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Pele was laid to rest in January. He is one of the greatest football players of all time and the only player to win the World Cup three times.
US House Democrat to force vote to expel embattled Republican George Santos


23-05-16 20:31

US Representative Robert Garcia is attempting to have Republican congressman George Santos expelled following federal charges against him for fraud, money laundering and theft of public funds. Santos has pleaded not guilty, calling the allegations a "witch hunt". He has made false claims about his past, including earning degrees from New York University and Baruch College, having worked at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and that he was Jewish and his grandparents escaped the Nazis during World War Two. Two-thirds of the House of Representatives would have to vote in favour for Santos to be expelled, in a chamber that Republicans control by a narrow 222-213 margin.
The Olympic gold-medal figure skater running for congress

The Independent

23-05-16 17:51

Sarah Hughes, the gold medal-winning figure skater at the 2002 Winter Olympics, has filed to run for Congress in New York's 4th Congressional District as a Democrat, as she seeks to unseat Long Island Republican Anthony Esposito. Hughes will make a formal campaign announcement in the next few weeks. Hughes, who later earned an undergraduate degree from Yale and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, lives in Manhattan and is looking for a home within the district, which covers southern and central Nassau County.
House Democrat moves to expel Santos; McCarthy says ethics panel should handle

Washington Post

23-05-16 22:34

Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), has said that an ethics committee should investigate the case against Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), who was recently indicted for 13 financial crimes, instead of Democrats calling for him to be expelled. Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) ​​had introduced a motion on Tuesday to expel Santos. Under House rules, the motion would require a vote, a move to table or referral to committee within two days. The measure has little chance of passing because it would need a two-thirds majority vote.
Democratic lawmaker forces vote on whether to expel George Santos

The Independent

23-05-16 22:27

Democratic US Rep Robert Garcia has introduced an impeachment motion against George Santos, a 34-year-old Long Island Republican, for refusing to resign following a range of criminal fraud charges against him. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy may not consider a vote before Santos' term ends in 2023, however a vote to table Garcia's motion would require a majority vote, and removing Santos would need a two-thirds majority vote to succeed. Santos was charged with 13 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, stealing public funds and lying on federal disclosure forms last week, a claim to which he has plead not guilty.
George Santos expulsion coming before House as Democrats force vote

The Independent

23-05-16 22:10

Democrats in Congress are pushing for a vote on removing George Santos, a freshman Republican congressman from New York, from office. The effort is unlikely to prove successful but forces Republicans to take a stand on Santos, who has been indicted on charges of embezzlement and lying to Congress. The GOP are likely to attempt to table the issue or prompt a referral to the House Ethics Committee. The issue could prove problematic for Republicans as Democrats look to present Santos as proof of Republican unfitness for government in key swing districts.
Top Stock Fund Wagers BHP, Rio Tinto Will Weather Iron-Ore Slump


23-05-17 20:00

David Wilson of First Sentier Investors has backed Rio Tinto and BHP Group, despite the softening iron-ore prices wrought by China's stuttering recovery from Covid-19. Wilson's Australian-focused fund has outperformed more than 90% of its peers so far this year, achieving a 10% return. Even when prices fall, the two firms remain profitable because of their relatively low operating costs and high exposure to China, the world's largest consumer of iron ore, said the equities manager. Wilson's fund recently moved away from aluminium miner South32 and shifted its capital towards Rio Tinto. The fund's four largest holdings are in QBE Insurance, Santos, Aristocrat Leisure and Goodman Group.
What do George Santos, R. Kelly and FIFA have in common?


23-05-17 19:40

New York's Eastern District Court has gained a reputation for its extraterritorial reach, indicting an array of high-profile defendants over the years, including R&B singer R Kelly and Mexican cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera. Despite covering a district that includes Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island, and serving a diverse demographic of 8 million residents and an international airport, the court has few qualms about exercising its jurisdiction to prosecute defendants based in other areas of the US, or even in foreign countries.
George Santos says Congress is like ‘Mean Girls’: ‘I’m Cady’

The Independent

23-05-17 22:02

George Santos, embattled Republican Representative, compared US Congress to Mean Girls as he faces federal charges and a potential expulsion vote. Santos spoke to the Macrodosing podcast, responding to a question asking what Congress was like, and comparing it to Mean Girls. Last week, the Justice Department announced 13 criminal charges against Santos, leading to him turning himself in and facing arrest. Representative Robert Garcia filed a resolution to force an expulsion vote for Mr Santos, though it needs two-thirds of the House to pass, and Republicans hold a narrow majority.
House votes to refer George Santos expulsion to Ethics Committee

The Independent

23-05-17 22:02

US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has referred a resolution to expel Republican Representative George Santos, who has been charged with unemployment fraud, to the House Ethics Committee, rather than holding a full floor vote. The resolution had been introduced by California Democrat Robert Garcia, but a vote to expel Santos would require two-thirds of the House to agree. McCarthy opposed expelling Santos, but said he would not endorse Santos’s re-election.
House votes to refer resolution to expel George Santos to Ethics Committee

Washington Post

23-05-17 21:58

The US House of Representatives has voted largely along party lines to refer a resolution to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to the Ethics Committee. The final vote on the motion was 221-204, with the Ethics Committee being asked to consider a litany of allegations against the freshman congressman, including about his past business practices, campaign finance expenditures and an allegation of sexual misconduct. The matter was referred to the committee as it has been investigating Santos since March, while Democrats were looking to quickly oust him from Congress following his being charged with 13 financial crimes.
Aide to embattled Republican George Santos resigns

The Independent

23-05-18 06:10

The communications director for US Representative George Santos, Naysa Woomer, has resigned and accused him of ignoring advice from his team, after being overheard slamming her boss as "not a good person". She worked for a number of Republican politicians, including GOP Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker, before joining Santos's team. Santos narrowly survived an attempted vote to expel him from Congress by the Democrats, in the same week he was indicted on 13 counts, including fraud and money laundering, which he denies.
George Santos bizarrely compares himself to a Mean Girls character

The Independent

23-05-18 10:03

Congress has been compared to the movie "Mean Girls" by George Santos, a beleaguered Republican Representative, who is facing multiple federal charges and a potential expulsion vote from the House of Representatives. Mr Santos drew parallels between himself and the film's protagonist, Cady Heron, who was ostracised and attacked by the popular girls at school. He spoke on the Macrodosing podcast and said there is a mean girl in Congress. Mr Santos is under increasing pressure to resign and the House Speaker has now called on the House Ethics Committee to take up the expulsion procedure.