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Florida politicians question Jay-Z, Beyonce`s `illegal` trip to Cuba

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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