Florida politicians question Jay-Z, Beyonce`s `illegal` trip to Cuba
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Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 13:24
Washington: Two US lawmakers have questioned how pop stars Jay-Z and Beyonce were allowed to travel to Cuba last week to mark their wedding anniversary.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, both Republicans from Florida, wrote a letter to the director of the US of Foreign Assets Control expressing 'concern' over the megastars' trip to the Caribbean nation, according to The Miami Herald.

According to the New York Daily News, United States citizens are permitted to travel to Cuba only if they obtain a certain license.

Although there is a ban for mere tourism, thousands of Americans go their every year on academic, religious or journalistic licenses.

Jay-Z and Beyonce have not commented on why they traveled to Havana. They celebrated five years of marriage last week.

Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart have called for an investigation into the hip-hop royalty's trip, claiming that 'U.S. dollars spent on Cuban tourism directly fund the machinery of oppression that brutally repressed the Cuban people,' the report added.


First Published: Monday, April 15, 2013, 13:22

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