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Cacambo Timeline and Summary
Cacambo accompanies Candide from Buenos Aires to the Jesuit camp. When Candide kills the Baron, Cacambo advises him to quickly leave. When they are captured by the Oreillons, Cacambo communicates with them in their native language and negotiates their release. While in El Dorado, Cacambo becomes restless and departs with Candide. Cacambo takes some of the riches from El Dorado, agrees to meet up with Candide in Venice, and goes in pursuit of Cunégonde. Cacambo finds Candide in Venice and informs him that he is a servant and that Cunégonde is in Venice. Cacambo explains that the money that remained after he bought Cunégonde was stolen and they became servants. Cacambo arranges for Candide and Martin to accompany him and his owner to Turkey. Once they arrive, Candide buys Cacambo’s freedom. Cacambo helps him find Cunégonde. Cacambo lives and works on Candide’s farm.