I am an American and live in Pensacola, Florida with my wife Cristina who is a native of Jundiai, SP. I am 66 years old, like to ride my Harley Davidson, take photographs, and visit Brasil. I must apologize as I can only speak a little Portuguese can read less and write even less than I can read.
The most serious problem in Pensacola is that the state, county, and city governments do not know how to manage money, and have spent or committed to spend more than they have. As a result the politicans now want to inrease taxes so they can continue to spend money in a wasteful manner.
The second most serious problem is the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil is due to hit our beaches late today or tomorrow, and will devestate the local economy when the fish and birds are killed and our sugar white sand beaches become an oily mess. Many people have lost their jobs already, because of the tourists are not coming due to the threat of the oil. The economic loss will be very high as about 50% of the local economy is based on tourism and fishing both sport and commercial.
The third most serious problem in Pensacola is the rising crime rate especially in the less affluent parts of the city, but this is a common problem world wide.
The last problem in my opinion is that from the time I leave my house it takes me at least 19 hours to fly to Sao Paulo, so I can not visit Brasil as often as I would like. However we are planning to go Sao Paulo, Jundiai, Paraty, and Fox do Iguacu in January and February 2011.
If any one would like to communicate with me by e-mail you can send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org