The opposition towards the creation of sanctions was generated by The People´s Republic of China
Venezuela and its humanitarian crisis are the main point of interest in this second day of MiMUN, Argentina lead the round of discussion. As a South American country, it was interested in establishing economic sanctions. The People’s Republic of China hopelessly insisted that the sanctions were a way of incrementing the social and economic crisis that Venezuela is going through right now.
Round robins and unmoderated caucuses dominated the first hour to attend the key points of the sanctions and how they were going to be carried out. United States, following its natural instinct of leadership, managed to create a favorable round of vote were the sanctions were finally approved.
Meanwhile, Iceland insisted on the idea that sanctions were not the most responsible way of proceeding. Little but concise were the interventions of the Nordic country which had in mind the creation of humanitarian aid. France was also concerned about aid, yet it said that it would participate in either a trade war or economic sanctions imposed to Venezuela.
With sanctions approved, the delegates were eager to discuss whether Maduro is or isn’t a dictator. Evidently enough, the People’s Republic of China refused to address the ruler of the country as a dictator, but it admitted that there are some economic and social problems present in Venezuela.
Venezuelan refugees that flee the country were interestingly discussed as it affected the majority of the countries present in the room (Argentina, Peru, Brazil and the United States). Most countries led the burden to the United States, who refused to accept more refugees than imposed by a proposed percentage in the meeting. Proposed budgets and economic aid to all countries was one of the measures that the United States had in mind to handle this crisis. The cultural impact and financial situation of every Venezuelan would be a shocking experience for those that are accepted by countries that don’t share much characteristics.
Creating the resolution was an interesting battle because the delegates had to decide what had the most importance in it. Whether it was economic sanctions, trade war, humanitarian aid or the refugees. Iceland alongside France were eager in imposing a bigger importance in humanitarian aid, arguing that harsh economic sanctions would plummet the economy and finally ruin the social instability that the country has. The People’s Republic of China had to accept the circumstances and proposed a type of sanction that would not affect the country. Both Brazil and Argentina followed the same pattern of thought: creating sanctions to China, Russia and Cuba and focusing in creating concrete solutions for the country.