VENEZUELA’S LIMA GROUP, 2017
Venezuela the land of hope in Latin America, or at least it was. It’s 2017 and after a series of economic mismanagement by the government, the country is in an economic, and political crisis threatening the entirety of the western hemisphere. To deal with the crisis in Venezuela, diplomats from multiple countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Peru, have gone to the capital city of Lima to figure out how to deal with this crisis. The task of this group is to handle the ongoing crisis by dealing with the refugee crisis, the government’s hostility towards its neighbors, and the violation of human rights. Will you be successful to ensure that the crisis is handled or better yet bring back democracy in Venezuela? What would you do with the other external actors in this crisis like Russia, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, or the United States? Will the region’s internal problems overshadow a proper response to the crisis? Will Venezuela take its place once more as the land of hope in Latin America?
My name is Alvaro Rizo and I will be your crisis director for the Venezuela’s Lima Group, 2017 crisis committee at MICSUN X. I am excited to welcome you to the conference and navigate through the complex politics of Latin America. I hope that all delegates will have a great understanding of the topic and a fruitful crisis experience. A bit about me, I am from Doral, Florida, majoring in International Studies with a minor in History. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you all in February.