Fresh off controversial visit to Jamaica, Kanye West arrives in Haiti

MSN, Miami Herald, By Jacqueline Charles, 9/26/20

West, who was in Jamaica a week ago, landed at the Hugo Chávez International Airport in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien shortly after 10 a.m. Friday. He was greeted by two women dressed in a traditional Haitian maxi dress bearing two bouquets of the local flowers.

So far West, an avid Twitter user, has not said anything on his timeline about what brings him to the Caribbean country, or its most historic city and the region from which the nation was born. The last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, the Battle of Vertières, was fought just south of Cap-Haïtien, and the city played a role near the end of the revolution before Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti the world’s first free black republic on Jan. 1, 1804.

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