COLOMBIAN DEAL REJECTED
Colombia rejects making peace with FARC; the United States presidential election 2016 draws near; and the King of Thailand passes away to be replaced by his son.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, aka FARC, has been waging a revolutionary armed resistance against the government for more than fifty years. On October 2nd, a referendum was held on whether to accept or not a deal, made and agreed to by FARC and the government. 50.2% voted NO; 49.8% voted YES. The deal was rejected. See News: Peace Deal with FARC rejected – Monday October 3rd 2016, for more.
2. UNITED STATES
On October 9th, the second of the three scheduled presidential debates took place between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They battled it out for ninety minutes, and took questions from the audience. The next and final debate will take place on October 19th. See Focus 1: The United States Presidential Election 2016, for more.
On October 13th, the King of Thailand passed away. His title was Rama the ninth, and he reigned for nearly seventy and a half years. His name was Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his son, Maha Vajiralongkorn, will succeed him as the next King of Thailand. The coronation date has not yet been set.
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D-maps.com (2016) World Europe and Africa centered. Available at:
http://www.d-maps.com/carte.php?num_car=13180&lang=en (Accessed October 5th 2016).
Graphics added to the original by Kerim Pirefendi.