Diaz-Balart Responds to Reports of Possible ‘Tourist’ Travel by American Celebrities in Cuba

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April 6, 2013

Diaz-Balart Responds to Reports of Possible ‘Tourist’ Travel by American Celebrities in Cuba

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement in response to the recent trip taken by two U.S. celebrities to Cuba.

“The numerous reports that such high-profile American celebrities might be engaged in tourist activities in Cuba are concerning.  The Castro regime is one of the most oppressive and brutal dictatorships in the world.  I am further disappointed that these celebrities have not arranged to meet with members of Cuba’s brave pro-freedom opposition or its independent musicians.  I hope that OFAC can provide answers as to how such a boon to the Castro regime’s propaganda campaign complies with U.S. law.”

Diaz-Balart and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) requested further information from the Office of Foreign Assets Control to assess whether the trip by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Beyoncé) and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) complied with U.S. law.

You may view the letter here.

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One thought on “Diaz-Balart Responds to Reports of Possible ‘Tourist’ Travel by American Celebrities in Cuba

  1. Michelle Obama has probably peed herself from laughing so hard. “Oh, sure thing, congressman, we’ll ask Senator Kerry to look into it [snickering] or, if he’s not sure what to make of it, we can always ask Eric Holder [hysterical cackling]”

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