BUSINESS ABROAD: Sugar King

The world's biggest sugar daddy is a stocky, Venezuela-born Cuban who in light moments proclaims that "sugar is my mistress," and in serious moments insists that "the degree of a people's civilization is related to their sugar consumption—less civilized people use less sugar." The man: Julio Lobo (meaning wolf), 59, who bears the scars of his lifelong love affair with sugar. Entrepreneur Lobo carries a .38 caliber slug imbedded in his skull, put there by a Cuban gangster ostensibly bent on robbery. He has had three heart attacks. Yet he works a...

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