Monday, August 8, 2016

R.I.P. Carlos Fuente Sr.

(Halfwheel) Carlos Arturo Fuente Sr. has passed away at 81.
Fuente led the company for much of the last six decades. Born in Tampa, he was the younger son to company founder Arturo Fuente. In 1958, he was sold ownership of the company’s business for $1 and led it through the Cuban embargo shortly thereafter, moving the factory from the U.S. to other countries including Nicaragua and Honduras before eventually settling on the Dominican Republic. Continued

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