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Jay-Z & Beyonce's Cuba Trip Reportedly Licensed By U.S. Treasury Department
posted Tuesday April 09, 2013 at 02:27AM PDT | 29 comments
A source tells Reuters that Jay-Z and Beyonce were cleared by United States officials before their apparently-controversial fifth wedding anniversary visit to Cuba.
Over the past week, Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth wedding anniversary vacation to Havana, Cuba has been called into question. Two Florida lawmakers have reportedly investigated how to celebrity couple obtained permission to go to the island which is part of a trade embargo with the States. As reported yesterday, United States Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, asked Adam Szubin, who serves as 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."
Reuters, who originally reported the investigation, now claims to have been contacted by a source, allegedly close to Jay and Bey, and familiar with the trip. That source claims that the couple obtained their license from the United States Treasury Department. No official statements have been made, though Reuters' report has re-appeared in multiple newspapers.
Republican reps Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart are also calling the vacation disrespectful to Cuban immigrants who lived through an oppressive Castro Regime. Jay-Z and Beyonce have not addressed these challenges.