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Posted April 8, 2013 by Marie-D in Media
 
 

Lawmakers Question Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s Anniversary Trip To Cuba

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Last week, Superstars Beyoncé and Jay-z marked their fifth wedding anniversary last week in Havana, Cuba. The power couple strolled hand in hand through the city, as they were greeted by large crowds and took pictures with fans.

According to Reuters, April 5th U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen sent a letter to Adam Szubin, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control for the U.S Treasury Department. Asking for “information regarding the type of license that Beyoncé and Jay-Z received, for what purposes, and who approved such travel.”

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,” the letter said. “We represent a community of many who have been deeply and personally harmed by the Castro regime’s atrocities, including former political prisoners and the families of murdered innocents.”

As some may be unaware, citizens of the United States must first obtain a license to travel to the island, because of the long established trade embargo with Cuba.

The State Department has said that it had no prior knowledge of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip, and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Interests Section in Havana said she didn’t know whether the couple had secured a proper license for their visit. If Jay and Bey did not have the proper license, they could face having to pay a fine.

Check out the photos from their anniversay trip below:

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