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Cuban-born sugar barons amass over US$8b fortune by mastering US politics

Alfonso Fanjul Sr's sons have Trump administration's ear as it aims to rewrite Nafta, with protections for US sugar growers and millers firmly baked in

New York

AS Cuban refugees, the Fanjuls have a familiar story to tell. They fled the revolution. Fidel Castro's forces seized everything they owned on the island, business interests, homes, a fortune in fine art. But they didn't arrive in Florida in 1960 empty-handed.


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