UPDATE: Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Cuba Visit Was Approved by U.S. Treasury Dept.
Reuters is reporting that Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba was in fact approved by the U.S. Treasury Dept.
Republican lawmakers will now have to find something else to be outraged about.
Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recent, widely-publicized trip to Cuba.
The power couple reportedly traveled to the controversial island for their 5th wedding anniversary, taking in the sights, culture and historical landmarks.
American citizens are required to receive permission to travel to Cuba, and only for academic, religious or cultural exchanges. Jay and Bey are alleged to have not gotten the proper clearance for the trip.
In a letter dated on Friday, U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, 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.”
Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart represent districts in south Florida where there is a high Cuban-American population.
“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.”
Jay and Bey could face a large fine for the trip.
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