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Consensus: Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Trip to Cuba …

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“Provides money to a cruel, repressive, and murderous regime.”1

“Turn[s] a blind eye… to the perils and languishing of the Cuban people.”2

“Was ‘pursuant to an educational exchange.’ ”3

“Was a wedding-anniversary vacation that was not even disguised as a cultural exchange.”4

“Violated the spirit but not the letter of the Cuba embargo, which they showed is already kinda over.”5

“Has exposed the travel ban as what it is: a senseless, anachronistic and anti-democratic policy, contrary to U.S. interests and values.”6

Has “taken the capital you have given them and funded a communist oppressive regime.”7

1 Senator Marco Rubio
2 A. J. Delgado, Mediaite
3 Department of the Treasury
4 Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
5 Max Fisher, @Max_Fisher
6 Albor Ruiz, Daily News
7 Stacey Dash, @REALStaceyDash

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