Lead: Among the most hated representatives of the old Spanish regime was the man sent to crush the Revolution in 1896, General Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau (val ay ri yano wayler ee Nee co lau)

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Born in 1838, Weyler was an ambitious, highly decorated and innovative officer in the Spanish Army, serving in various posts around the world. His experience fighting insurgents in the Philippines in the early 1890s prepared for this most infamous role, that of Governor General of Cuba with instructions to root out the Revolution and restore the lucrative sugar industry.

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