HybridAmbassador wrote:harry2017, if you are in the US legally as refugee, advise to stay put in the US. At least you have a job and earning a living, aren't you? If you still wanting to get out of US, head to Brazil, perhaps to Salvador da Bahia, its population more than 75% are of black African origin. Also heard that Brazil's inbound black descent refugees gets a warm welcome there. Not that Chile does not welcome blacks, but last time there visited the central market (mercado central) lots of small area serving hot soup and its owners employs many black foreigners. Spoke to black Dominicans and Cubans,Africans and Haitiens too, and they all not too happy in coming to Chile. Perhaps Brazil is better bet for you.(...)
While I'm quite new here as an user, I have been around for some time as a lurker and I'm going to drop my 2 cents about Brazil, even though it seems this topic has long since lost its focus on the OP's questions.
I am Brazilian and I have lived in Brazil around Salvador for over ten years and I strongly
recommend against going to Brazil at any moment in the near future, specially for living there. We actually only stayed there this long because my wife was adamant regarding living near to her relatives, as it was the only reason we would even think about it.
Currently Brazil in passing through one of its biggest financial crisis ever. Almost thirteen years of leftist governments focused on populist programs and measures hindered the country from having investments in infrastructure and long term improvements. According to the World Work Association, 1 out of 3 new unemployed people this year will be a Brazilian who lost his job. Corruption is widespread to the point that over 50% of all politicians in the lower and higher houses are currently being investigated. The current Odebrecht corruption scandal is the greatest corruption scheme ever, bar none. The company's CEO signed an agreement last year to denounce everyone involved in the scandal in exchange for lower prison times and the total values in his "corruption and grafts" spreadsheet is way over 1 billion dollars.
There are also multiple other life quality issues. Currently Brazil is the top country in the world for murders considering the absolute value and one of the highest comparing the kill rate and the population. There were almost 300 murders last year in the city where I used to live and it had just over 300000 people living on it. Racism in Brazil runs deeply in the country's culture in a level that is way more present in the daily life, even though it is in a less explicit way than here on Chile. Even blacks are racists with blacks.
The Brazilian minimum wage is currently $300 and it is very unlikely for someone to earn much more than this unless it is for some sort of skilled work. We also have an amazing "cascading" tax system in which taxes will be charged multiple times over the same product between its production and its actual sale to the final consumer, which further lowers the actual purchasing power of the wages.
My tip regarding Brazil at this moment is: "Don't go there, unless you are completely, absolutely sure about what you're doing".
I'm NOT your lawyer, accountant or financial planner. All information at this post should be considered for your entertainment only. Consult a professional before making a decision regarding whatever topic was mentioned in this post.