Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Cuba Vacation Causes Political Inquiry

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Beyonce and Jay-Z are ruffling political feathers in lieu of a recent fifth wedding anniversary trip to Cuba.

Travel to Cuba, a communist nation lying 90 miles south of Florida, is tightly restricted for American citizens under a long-standing trade embargo.

On Friday, two Republican congress members decided to investigate into the power couple’s trip. The Independent reports:

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…two Republican members of congress for Florida asked Adam Szubin, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, for “information regarding the type of license that Beyonce and Jay-Z received, for what purpose, and who approved such travel.

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Many Cuban-Americans are deeply upset, viewing the trip as fuel for propaganda by the Castro regime for a more lenient take on American-Cuban relations.

A letter by Florida Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart to the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control states:

Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda.

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Beyonce’s representatives have no comment on their trip.

If further inquiries into the trip are pursued, and the US finds that Beyonce and Jay-Z had no basis for a trip to Cuba, they could be fined.

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