I’m glad dorette and Leopard have stopped by. I was beginning to wonder what was going on.
In looking at where to emigrate, don’t forget the other English speaking countries Canada and Ireland. Also, if considering the US, no matter how the Baltimore nonsense was covered in your media, blacks are only 13% of the US population even if the media makes their presence seem larger.
I have no personal knowledge of Panama, but my understanding is that the professional, business, & govt. class often speak English, though clearly Spanish is the dominant language. Given the long US involvement with the Canal Zone, you are likely most apt to find English speakers in that corridor. Costa Rica is another very stable country in that region. It has become popular with American retirees moving down there and vacationers, so clearly there is a growing English presence in that country.
dorette, it sounds like you are well along on the emotional transition path. Good luck.