In the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the country of Haiti is mentioned several times because it is the location where Nakia fled. Travelers who follow Marvel, especially Black Panther, know that Nakia is one of the supporting characters who is a spy for Wakanda and T’Challa’s lover.
In the latest Marvel film, Nakia is told to live in Haiti after Thanos wiped out nearly half of the world’s population. A little spoiler, at the end of the film, it is explained why Nakia chose Haiti as her last stop after T’Challa’s death.
One was to raise his son with T’Challa, Toussaint. They don’t want their children to grow up under the pressure of the throne. Nakia has been raising Toussaint and has also invited Shuri to live in Haiti.
Medics treat patients affected by a cholera outbreak at the Doctors Without Borders clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, October 27, 2022. Photo: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
When it comes to Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean is in constant conflict. They are currently also faced with a cholera epidemic that sticks to its citizens.
Since October, Haitians have been dying of cholera, which is spreading so fast. It is feared that cholera will continue to spread and that the tragedy of the epidemic that occurred a decade ago that killed 10,000 will be repeated.
The test that is faced is not only disease, Haiti also has to face criminal gang conflicts that continue to run rampant. The latest news, one journalist was shot dead at his home. This death is the eighth this year. Tragic!
Children sleep in schools that have been converted into shelters. Children are forced to leave their homes due to war between criminal gangs. Photo: AP/Odelyn Joseph
Haiti’s criminal gangs continue to run rampant wanting to dominate and gain control of the political vacuum after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise that occurred last year.
As a result, the security and humanitarian crisis became a ghost that also strangled the people of Haiti. The weeks-long blockade meant that supplies of food, electricity, water were running low and the threat of starvation was imminent.
It is reported that around 20,000 people in the capital city of Cite Soleil are in a dangerous situation with little food stocks. And Haiti’s nearly 5 million population is battling malnutrition with conflict, cholera and crime posing a threat.
The beauty of Haiti travel
Behind the country’s crisis, Haiti is actually a beautiful country that has tourism potential that cannot be underestimated. Call it Port-Salut Beach, Kokoye, Jacmel, Ils-a-Rat and Wahoo Bay. These beaches have a sloping contour, clear waters and white sand.
Haiti has 300 caves, most of which are unexplored. One of the most famous, is the Grotte Marie Jeanne Cave. You can feel the sensation of descending using a rope (descending) as deep as 90 meters there, you know.
One of Haiti’s favorites is Bassin Bleu, three natural pools whose waters are blue and turquoise and connected by waterfalls. It is located not far from Port-au-Prince (the country’s capital).
There are also historical relics such as Jacmel, Cap Haitien, Sans Souci and La Citadelle Henry (entered UNESCO World Heritage). These areas are historic tourist destinations in Haiti and each has its own story.
If you want to see Haiti’s green and beautiful nature, just visit La Visite National Park. This national park is full of dense forests, mountains and valleys. Interestingly, there are many villages there with a culture that is still thick.
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