Lawmakers 'deeply disappointed' in Beyonce/Jay-Z for fueling Cuban 'propaganda'

“It is important to note that tourism to Cuba does not benefit the Cuban economy or people, but the Castro regime,” they write. “We sincerely hope that you will reevaluate your decision and distance yourselves from this repressive regime and instead stand on the side of the Cuban people who seek freedom and access to basic human rights protections and economic opportunity.”

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Tourism to Cuba is illegal for U.S. citizens but the couple's visit two weeks ago was reportedly licensed as a cultural trip, with Beyonce reportedly dancing with children at a children's theater group and meeting with teachers at an art institute. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday called on the Treasury Department to review how it licenses cultural trips to the island.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has also criticized the couple, telling CNN that they shouldn't be “above the law.”



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