According to Reuters, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recent trip to Cuba was authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department. The couple are under fire in the press after visiting Havana last week to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary.
Two Republican members of Congress called for an investigation into the trip since visiting the island without proper authorization from the US Government is illegal. Unfortunately for those two haters, the trip was licensed so their qualms may have no merit.
A source tells Reuters that the trip was approved by the U.S. Treasury Department under the “people-to-people” cultural exchange program.
But that didn’t stop Republican Senator Marco Rubio from doing a bit of political posturing, blaming the Obama administration for not enforcing the law that bans tourism to Cuba.
“U.S. law clearly bans tourism to Cuba by American citizens because it provides money to a cruel, repressive and murderous regime. Since their inception, the Obama Administration’s ‘people to people’ cultural exchange programs have been abused by tourists who have no interest in the Cuban people’s freedom and either don’t realize or don’t care that they’re essentially funding the regime’s systematic trampling of people’s human rights,” said Rubio.
As for Beyonce and Hov, the couple is keeping mum on their trip. Good for them.
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