FEATURE COLOMBIA COCAINE REBELS.
TO MATCH WITH STORY BC-COLOMBIA COCAINE REBEL - Regional rebel warlord Fabian Ramirez, a senior commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), sits on a log in a clearing in the jungles of the Caguan region of southern Colombia. Ramirez outlined FARC plans to wean poor peasants off illegal drug crops and help them grow legal produce. Ramirez admitted the FARC taxed the sale of semi-processed cocaine but dismissed U.S. and Colombian claims that the guerrillas had wholesale ties to the drug trade. Picture taken 28DEC99.