“We will be like Che!” (Pioneros por el comunismo)
“I’m like Che Guevara with a bling on!” Jay-Z
Wow! That Yoani Sanchez works like greased LIGHTNING! Who woulda thought her anti-“embargo” proposals woulda kicked in so FAST!!!
From the AP:
“The artists’ publicists did not immediately respond to emailed requests for comment, and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which is responsible for licensing approved travel to Cuba, said it does not comment on individual cases.”
As usual, the best comes from the Miami Herald:
Superstar Beyonce’s visit to Cuba with her equally famous rapper hubby Jay-Z on Thursday raised eyebrows in South Florida.
The question now: Will their vacation in Havana impact attendance to their upcoming concerts in Miami-Dade?
Beyonce will be at American Airlines Arena on July 10 as part of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour; Jay-Z will perform Aug. 16 at Sun-Life Stadium as part of the Legends of the Summer tour with Justin Timberlake.
The news of their visit to the island broke on the same week famous Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez made several well-attended appearances in Miami…
Believe me I re-read the passage many times to make sure I didn’t miss something. But best I can gather:
Person A. (Yoani Sanchez) just visited Miami to a thunderous rock-star reception. She recommends free travel to Cuba for Americans.
Persons B. (Americans Beyonce, Jay-Z and family) promptly travel to Cuba.
Likely result: The same people who gave person A. a thunderous, rockstar reception will boycott persons B.
Oh it will affect attendance alright, Miami Herald. The concerts will probably sell out FASTER!