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Cuban Gen. Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez testified at his court-martial that he trafficked in drugs because he wanted to invest in tourism projects, the official Prensa Latina news agency reported. Ochoa, decorated for his wartime deeds in Angola, is one of 15 high-ranking officers charged with treason and smuggling cocaine, diamonds and ivory. Ochoa said he was “thinking big” when he decided to become involved in the international drug trade and planned to invest large amounts of money in hotel construction, Prensa Latina said. In another matter, Cuba expelled Gilles Trequesser, 39, a correspondent for the British news agency Reuters. It accused him of filing false reports about government officials.


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