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Beyonce & Jay-Z

Cuba Trip Reportedly

OK'd By U.S.

4/8/2013 2:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0405-beyonce-jay-z-apJay-Z and Beyonce's trip to Cuba last week reportedly got the U.S. Treasury Department's stamp of approval.

A source tells Reuters, the two visited Cuba last week for their 5th anniversary on a fully licensed "cultural" trip.

As we reported, it's against the law for U.S. citizens to travel to the communist nation if it's purely for tourism ... but exceptions can be made in the form of "cultural exchange" licenses.

Then again, the government doesn't just dole out licenses ... you need to show good reason ... and so far, the justification is unclear.

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Lucy    

If there isn't a "cultural exchange" reason for a visit, then you just need to be a celebrity.

374 days ago
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Truth    

OF COURSE IT'S "OK"... MICHELLE IS BEYAAWWWNCE'S PR/PC IMAGE MARKETING CELEB BFF. OBAMA'S DONT WANNA LOOK STOOPID SO THEY HAVE TO SAY THE 2 IDIOTS WERE "APPROVED". CULTURAL EXCHANGE - YEA F*CKING RIGHT!! IMMA SURE THE ONLY CULTURE EXCHANGED WERE DRUGS BETWEEN JAY-Z THE PIMP MASTER AND CUBA, THE DRUG WHOLESALER. #TRUTH!!

374 days ago
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IwuvTMZ    

Yeah, by the Obamas.

374 days ago
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Hammer    

I suppose being swinger buddies with the Obamas doesn't hurt either.

374 days ago
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hummm    

isn't being friends with the president enough justification?

374 days ago
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Marilyn Dalton    

Which celebrity is Obama sending to North Korea?

374 days ago
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Lou    

Did I call this one or what!!! When the hell are we going to impeach OBAMA????

374 days ago
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Bob    

I'm sure it was... Just like everything Lohan gets into gets a pass.... These people get the pass in life for all things. Meanwhile the common folk bust their ass to survive and have to play by a different set of rules..

This nation is no longer for the people by the people but yet rather for the elite owned by the elite.

374 days ago
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Dellibelli    

Well.. Treasury Department's has to stamp an approval! just look at that Cuban cigar!

374 days ago
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Berserk    

Too bad they didn't stay there.

374 days ago
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Howard    

Oh they got permission from the Treasury Department? That makes total sense.

374 days ago
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ChitownCletus    

This is a BS report! The treasury dept? it would be the state dept you would get the ok from. This is what sucking Obamas tweenkie gets ya.

374 days ago
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Kaaka    

I find this all to be SILLYand much ADO about nothing , They simply could have gone to CANADA and take a DIRECT FLIGHt to CUBA....problem solve.You just got to luv the fake outrage by some, for the smallest things these days.4 years ago i use to go to Cuba twice a year , great bang for your buck and had a blast.I try to make it every other year now.

374 days ago
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bob mcqueen    

wow they get to go but if i try i get in trouble that not right

373 days ago
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Caleigh    

Cultural exchanges aka Cuban cigars

373 days ago
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