Conflict & Justice

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Cuba Trip Under Scrutiny

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Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z in Havana April 4, 2013. (Photo: REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa)

The decades-old US embargo against Cuba prevents Americans from going there as a simple tourists.

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You need a special license from the Treasury Department.

That's why some were surprised to see two very high-profile Americans looking a lot like tourists in Havana recently.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated their fifth anniversary during a four-day stay in Cuba.

Their much-publicized trip was immediately criticized by Cuban-American politicians.

David Adams is following the controversy in Miami for the Reuters news agency.

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