The friend confided to People Magazine:
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It turns out their recent trip to Cuba was in fact approved by the US Treasury Department. Phew!!
A source revealed to Reuters that Bey and Jay were provided with a "people-to-people" license that allowed for the trip to be taken as a "cultural" visit. Their time in Cuba, though mostly reported as a celebratory 5th anniversary getaway, solely consisted of time spent with local musicians, artists, and privately-run restaurants. No time spent at the beach or any of the usual tourist spots.
It still sounds more like a vacation to us, even if the power couple didn't take a romantic walk on the sand. (It must not hurt being friends with the President and First Lady, either!)
But really, the only trouble here is that of bad press. Hopefully, their memories haven't been spoiled by this misunderstanding.
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