The Caribbean island has enough beautiful beaches, colorful handicrafts and world cultural heritage. But hardship and poverty have shaped its image.
Highlife on the beach at Labadee. Image: imago/All Canada Photos
Haitians call it "goudougoudou." An onomatopoeic word for the 40-second earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, when the country was in the headlines. A catastrophe that at the same time raised hopes that with international aid and thanks to the great attention given to Haiti at the time, there was a possibility of a new beginning. Away from the reputation of being the poorest country. Today, tourism is the magic word for this.