In 2010 the carribean poorest country of Haiti was shook by a 7.0 Mw earthquake with catastrophic magnitude. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake; the Haitian government reported that an estimated 316,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless / WP
The Haitian general election, originally scheduled in Haiti for 28 February 2010, was postponed to 28 November…A kompa singer known as “Sweet Micky”, the winner of the country’s chaotic presidential race. after defeating Mirlande Manigat in the second round of the presidential election.
Hundreds of thousands of Haitians live at least part time in the Dominican Republic, enduring frequent discrimination and the constant fear of being deported, they crossing the border in search of employment and more oportunities that in the Americas poorest country. For years, relations between the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been strained. Many Dominicans view their chaotic and impoverished neighbor with suspicion. Many conversation moves on to human rights violations in the DR
Haitian Voodoo is a religion brought to the island of Haiti by African slaves.
Voodoo, meaning “spirit,” may be one of the world’s oldest ancestral, nature-honoring traditions. At a voodoo ceremony, believers gather outdoors to make contact with the Loa, any of a pantheon of spirits who have various functions running the universe, Rituals and sacrifices are used to rejuvenate them, and it is believed that the life force of a sacrificed animal will transfer to the spirit,To the Haitians, Voodoo is the true path, and fulfillment comes through service to the spirits
Haitian Voodoo Festival at La Plaine du Nord:
The St Jacques Majeur is by far the biggest celebration during which revelers spend up to 15 days in the village offering candles, food for the poor and money for the church and celebrating.The festival it is part spiritual renewal and Possession is part of West African religious traditions. Voodoo is a mix of Catholicism and West African beliefs.