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Return to Haiti: voodoo you love | The Sunday Times


People don’t realise we have places like this in Haiti,” says Jeff, my dive instructor, as we glide into the cove. We’re surrounded by clear, warm water, just off the forested island of La Gonâve. It’s beautiful, and if there are any other tourists out here, they’re well disguised as local fishermen. Jeff’s right: people don’t know places like this exist in Haiti. But that’s an understatement. Beyond the 2010 earthquake, cholera, poverty and political instability, I’m not sure people know Haiti “exists” at all.A lilting tune comes on the boat’s radio. It’s the former Haitian pop superstar Sweet Micky. He now goes by the name of Michel Martelly, and he’s the country’s president. via | The Sunday Times

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