US Lawmakers Express Concern Over Jay-Z Beyonce Cuba Trip
US Lawmakers Express “Concern” Over Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba Trip: ". . . “If these individuals were given people-to-people licenses, we would like to bring to your attention the Cuba Travel Advisory issued by OFAC on July 25, 2011 which states, ‘OFAC only licenses People-to-People Groups that certify that all participants will have a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba,’” they wrote. Both Members of Congress have been longtime critics of Cuba’s government. The two said that, because Cuba’s tourism industry is “wholly state-owned,” “US dollars spent on Cuban tourism directly fund the machinery of oppression that brutally represses the Cuban people.”"