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At UN, Paraguay's Post-Lugo Arrival at CELAC Suspends Meeting

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

UNITED NATIONS, September 21 -- The 67th UN General Assembly had its first argument about legitimacy on Friday, days before the General Debate. A meeting of CELAC, the Caribbean and Latin American group, had been scheduled from 10-1 and 3-6 in Conference Room 5 of the UN's North Lawn building.

But an attendee ran out near 11 am and exclusively told Inner City Press that the meeting was "suspended" when a representative of "post-Lugo," some say "post-coup" Paraguay came in.

Paraguay has already been suspended from MERCOSUR, and now the fight has extended to the UN in New York. Inner City Press confirmed and tweeted it. A few hours later, the afternoon session of CELAC was listed as "Canceled."

Inner City Press approached the UN Permanent Representative of one of the CELAC members and asked about the meeting's suspension.

"There was no meeting," he said with a smile. He predicted, "Maybe he won't come in the future, he will be absent, so this does not happen again." Watch this site.

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