Obama friends again receive special privledges

Republican lawmakers seek details on Beyonce, Jay Z Cuba trip

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. The long-standing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba prevents most Americans from traveling to the island without a license granted by the U.S. government, although President Barack Obama’s administration has eased restrictions on travel to Cuba for academic, religious or cultural exchanges.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/07/entertainment-us-usa-cuba-beyonce-idUSBRE93600V20130407

 

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