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COURT-MARTIAL IS URGED FOR CUBA GENERAL

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A tribunal of Cuba's highest-ranking military officers recommended early Tuesday that a highly decorated general be court-martialed for allegedly organizing rings that trafficked in cocaine, ivory and diamonds.

The state-run news agency Prensa Latina said the 47-member tribunal recommended after two days of hearings that Division Gen. Arnalfo Ochoa be dishonorably discharged and lose all his military honors.The panel called Ochoa's acts a serious blow to Cuba's international prestige and said they threatened national security. It said a "serious lack of moral character and corruption, dishonest management, improper use and pilferage of economic resources" had been proved.