Former President Michel Martelly

Despite what President Trump says, Haiti’s a budding tourism destination

President Trump may have given Haiti an unlikely boost when he labeled the Caribbean country a “sh–hole” last month.

The comment — made during an immigration meeting in the Oval Office — has prompted a spike in Google searches and general curiosity about this much misunderstood country, spurring visits like the one filmed by late night host Conan O’Brien for a recent TBS special. READ MORE

Former Haitian President Martelly banned from Haiti carnivals — and Trump’s the reason

Two Haitian cities have banned singer Sweet Micky — the foul-mouthed, anti-establishment, gyrating alter ego of former Haitian President Michel Martelly — from this weekend’s pre-Lenten Carnival celebrations on their streets. The ex-president won’t be performing in Jacmel or Gonaives, cities where the boisterous street parties are legendary. READ MORE

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