FEATURE COLOMBIA COCAINE.
TO MATCH WITH STORY BC-COLOMBIA COCAINE - A peasant worker stands amid an illegal plantation of coca leaf, the raw material for cocaine, in a remote rebel-held corner of southern Colombia. Coca leaf is the economic mainstay of this region along the Caguan River. The cost of river transport makes growing legal produce unprofitable forcing pesants to turn to illegal cash crops. Picture taken 28DEC99.