New UN dispute expected over Latin seat on Council
United Nations, N.Y.
A fierce and protracted battle between Nicaragua and Santo Domingo is expected to begin this week at the United Nations General Assembly, Monitor correspondent Louis Wiznitzer reports.Skip to next paragraph
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Both seek to occupy for the next two years the seat allocated to Latin America at the Security Council. But neither nation is expected to receive the two-thirds majority.
In 1979 a similar feud between Cuba and Colombia led to a deadlock. Ultimately they agreed to desist in favor of Mexico. This time Nicaragua and Santo Domingo are expected finally to desist in favor of Peru, whose candidacy for a seat at the Security Council two years from now was an open secret.