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He had become an important and rich mine- and cattle owner there, a high public official and Mayor of Santiago de Cuba, and finally, the son-in-law of Cuba's Governor. It was only natural that he would take an interest in the little-known parts of the island, if only to further his own commercial interests - and because of his formal role and responsibilities.

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