GOP Congressmen Seek Details on How Beyonce Toured Cuba Despite Travel Ban

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Two Republican members of Congress have asked the U.S. Treasury Department for information on what type of license American pop star Beyonce and rapper husband Jay Z obtained for a high-profile trip to Cuba to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Beyonce and Jay Z celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary this week in Havana, where big crowds greeted them as they strolled hand in hand through the Cuban capital.

They ate at some of the city’s best restaurants, danced to Cuban music, walked through historic Old Havana and posed for pictures with admiring Cubans, who recognized them despite the past half-century of ideological conflict that separates the United States and Cuba.

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.

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  • Sharon Sutton

    Didn’t Beyonce and J Zee just visit the White House for some big Party? You dont need to be a 5th Grader to figure it out!

  • James

    I am so sick and tired of these rich celebrities getting away
    with doing what ever they want. They
    seem to think that the law is for common people not them. What the government should have done was pull
    their pass ports and not let them back in the US.
    Then freeze their bank accounts. Let these assholes stay in Cuba
    and see what it is really like when you don’t have all that money. If Beyonce didn’t
    take her clothes off when she sings no one would pay any attention. She is to
    the place now that she has to have a lot of makeup and preparation to perform
    now.