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Beyoncé And Jay-Z: Trip to Cuba Fully Licensed by US Treasuary Dept.

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Republican lawmakers who revered Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba last week as “ignorant” and “insensitive” are probably eating their words right now. According to a source familiar with the couple’s trip, which was planned around their fifth-year wedding anniversary, was fully licensed by the United States Treasury Department. The longstanding U.S. trade embargo against Cuba prevents most Americans from traveling to the island without a license granted by the U.S. government; however, President Barack Obama’s administration eased restrictions on travel to Cuba for academic, religious or cultural programs.

Mauricio Claver-Carone, the D.C. director for the US-Cuba Democracy PAC, says that the two megastars have done a disservice to Cubans by not educating themselves on human rights issues taking place in the country before their recent visit.   Mauricio’s group is working to fight for democracy in Cuba and tells TMZ that he’s upset about the nature of this visit.

Mauricio says that Cuban rights activists are upset about the couple’s decision to visit the country because  ”There are women getting beaten on a daily basis, women who are being jailed for no reason … people are fighting for their freedom. It’s extremely insensitive.” Many people revered Mauricio’s comments as ill-informed and silly. Ramonda Gilmore, a commenter on this website, wrote: “True. But there are women getting beating daily, women fighting for their rights, women being jailed for no reason, and people fighting for their freedom here in America as well. Is Mauricio Claver-Carone upset about that?” James Bell, another commenter, supported the Carter’s as well: “It seems as though the commentors on this article think the Carters give a d*mn about what people think or feel.. It’s a race to BILLIONAIRE status by any means necessary.. Cuba is just another market to explore. As soon as Castro kicks the bucket, the country will open and be a BOOMING resort market.. The Carters are just getting ahead of the game..”

Do you believe the Republican lawmakers that challenged the trip should apologize to the Carter’s?

 

8 Responses to Beyoncé And Jay-Z: Trip to Cuba Fully Licensed by US Treasuary Dept.

  1. GCOLE

    April 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    We’re gaga over China goods because the rich cats here are moving their factories from America to China for slave wages, and selling it back at a fortune. After the Bay of pigs debacle the US government put in a law that says we’ll never trade with Cuba as long as one of the Castro brothers are in power, which is asinine. I suppose because the Castros defeated the white man and they are not caucasians they will never be forgiver. However, Russia and China communism s just fine thank you, we can look the other way.

  2. hiroader2

    April 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    UNDERSTAND!!! Conservatives believe in reloading-no-retreats, taking more shots until they can get more parrots or sheeple to regurgitate their rhetoric … To lobb a grenade back over to Mauricio Claver-Carone and his cpnservative colleagues… What are/is their AA- Cuban relations in Florida?.. What were their reactions to the Bush brothers “Hanging Chad” result?…

  3. hiroader2

    April 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    UNDERSTAND!!! Conservatives believe in reloading-no-retreats, taking more shots until they can get more parrots or sheeple to regurgitate their rhetoric … To lobb a grenade back over to Mauricio Claver-Carone and his cpnservative colleagues… What are/is their AA- Cuban relations in Florida?.. What were their reactions to the Bush brothers “Hanging Chad” result?…

  4. Ann G.

    April 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Not only should they apologize but they should stop meddling into things they know nothing about! Republicans need a life in the worse way!

  5. JJ Brown

    April 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Why would they eat their words over this news? The fact is that the ‘common person’ would not be fully licensed to go to Cuba, but if you sell a lot of records maybe then

    • Andrea

      April 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      The “common Person” can go to Cuba with Cultral group

  6. Daaim Shabazz

    April 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    They’ve been Abdullah.

  7. Abdullah Muhammad

    April 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Here is what I believe the two of them would have made more of an impact by visiting Africa where maybe their present would have been better felt. Africa needs more help then Cuba.