It looks like Beyonce and Jay-Z didn't read the Treasury Department rules and regulations on travel to Cuba. The entertainment power couple's recent trip there has drawn the ire of two Republican House members from Florida.
Beyonce and Jay-Z were photographed in Havana last week, apparently celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary on the island, CNN.com reports. While Cuba was a popular getaway for Americans in the 1950s, spending money there was outlawed after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.
In 2012 the Obama administration lifted some of the restrictions on travel to Cuba, instituting a "people-to-people" travel program that requires a strict itinerary for vacationers.
But any travel to the communist island is too much for Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart. "Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple's trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda," Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart wrote in the letter to the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
The singer and rapper/music mogul/sports agent are hardly the first celebrities to court trouble with travel to Cuba. In 2007 the George W. Bush administration investigated a trip to Cuba by leftist filmmaker Michael Moore. For a segment in his health care film "Sicko" Moore traveled to the Castro dictatorship nation to get treatment for ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers.
Via CNN.com, and Politix.