Category: Business

Robert Santiago, the Visionary Owner and CEO of the Manaira Shopping Mall

The extraordinary CEO and owner of the Manaira shopping mall located in Joao Pessoa in Brazil is Roberto Santiago. This dynamic and cultural man driven to success with a powerful visionary mind was born on July 16, 1958, in Joao Pessoa. Roberto graduated from Pio X-Marist College before attending the University Center of Joao Pessoa. As a young man with an eyesight set for the future, he started out at the Café Santa Rosa, before investing in land that would become the Manaira Shopping Mall.

 

He bought the land in 1987. Constructed, over the next two years, the shopping center opened in 1989. Roberto, the owner of the largest shopping mall in Paraiba was just 30 years old when the Manaira shopping mall was completed and well ahead of his time with his vision for this extraordinary place.

 

Notwithstanding, the Manaira went through several expansions over two and half decades. The shopping center now boasts the Domus, a concert hall that hosts up to 10,000 people. It features state of the art sound system and acoustic insulation. It also highlights a nightclub that can host several different types of events like lectures, and theatrical shows such as musicals.

 

Also included is a cinema hall with 11 rooms, including a 3D and a VIP room, University, fitness centers, banks, and a food court among other highlights. Roberto Santiago had a vision of creating a contemporary shopping experience that offered a variety of amusements for the whole family.

 

Today the Manaira Shopping Center is one of the largest in Paraiba, and just last year the Manaira Shopping Center had another expansion that added 900 more stores. Santiago is continuing with the passion he started out with and improving the Manaira to ensure it stays fun, exciting and a place of leisure to all who visits. As Brazil continues to grow, Santiago’s dedication is to improve the city of Joao Pessoa by creating a place that tourist will want to visit.

 

He is one of the most well-known entrepreneurs around, so little he does can escape the attention of the people of Brazil for this well-loved and fascinating man. It’s little surprise that his philanthropy is greatly acknowledged. As a devoted motor-cross fan, and an enthusiastic bowler, he is better known for his sterling reputation in his business dealings. With one of the most in-demand shopping centers in Paraiba, and it’s varied dining and entertainment options available, it’s no wonder that The Manaira is well talked about as the place to be and Roberto Santiago as a visionary in contemporary Joao Pessoa, Brazil.

 

Lacey and Larkin Bring Immigrants Home

We must respect those who go to stand and fight evil. It is because of men like that, this world is becoming better and more righteous.

If more men would do this, our Earth may have a chance of becoming the Utopia that so many people believe it can be. If this great Utopia is to come, then our hearts must change. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have fought against a certain evil in this world, and I am grateful for them.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have used their organisation, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund, to help other people who believe the immigrants have rights, that we all have the right to free speech, and that if you are here in America you have the right to pursue a dream, to start their own nonprofits and continue spreading this wonderful message.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund came about when Sheriff Joe Arpaio denied immigrants rights, tried to silence Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s free speech, and trampled over their dreams as Americans.

How wonderful that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s evil was used to bring about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s good.

All this occurred when Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin discovered what Sheriff Joe Arpaio was doing. You see, the police force needs to be ran a certain way. It’s job is to enforce the law, not to push personal agendas. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

Unfortunately, Sheriff Joe Arpaio use the police force more like a personal military than as keepers of the law. He did this by ordering them to specifically target Latinos, put them in inhumane jail cells, and even if they were on the verge of death, to leave them there.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin made all of this known, and when that happened, Sheriff Joe Arpaio try to find ways to make them go silent.

He tried to bully them by illegally forcing himself into their homes, and threatening them with arrest. He did this in order to intimidate them so they would delete the evidence against him. When his intimidation failed, he took them to jail.

The national outcry was great. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were soon released. What then happened was the start of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. They would go to sue the Maricopa County for 3.75 million dollars and use that money to help immigrants get rights.