Plan Colombia, 1998

 

As fighting between the government of Colombia, paramilitary groups, crime syndicates and communist guerrillas continues, President Andrés Pastrana has proposed his “Plan for Colombia's Peace.” Committed to providing peasants with an alternative to drug crops, president-elect Pastrana has called for assistance from neighboring developed countries to provide for increased investments in the social field with this plan. Simultaneously, the United States of America is concerned with drug trafficking in Colombia, and also seeks an end to the Colombian conflict accomplished through counternarcotics and the strengthening of the Colombian military.

In response, President Pastrana has convened a special committee composed of Colombian government officials, military leadership, and police leadership - as well as various U.S. and international partners - to present a finalized “Plan for Colombia” and resolve emerging issues. How will you, as members of this committee, choose to respond? Ladies and gentlemen, the question is simple. Plata o plomo?

 
 

CM: Javier Guerrero

Chair: Elizabeth Duncan

 
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About the Chair: Elizabeth is a member of the Class of 2021 in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in German. She is from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and feels strongly about biscuits and gravy and obscure Kentucky fun facts. Elizabeth participated in MUN throughout high school and also serves on the senior staff of NAIMUN, Georgetown’s high school MUN conference. While not staffing a MUN conference, Elizabeth is Captain of the Georgetown Ballroom Dance Team. Elizabeth is excited to welcome you all to D.C. and hopes you enjoy NCSC as much as she does!

About the Crisis Manager: Javier Guerrero is a second-year student at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Diplomatic Studies, a certificate in Diplomatic Studies, and a minor in Latin American Studies. Hailing from sunny Miami, Florida and a proud Venezuelan-American, Javier is an award-winning delegate on Georgetown University's Model United Nations travel team. Outside of his involvement in GUMUN, he serves as the Athlete Leadership Coordinator for Special Olympics District of Columbia and is a novice free diver. Javier is very excited to welcome all of you to Plan Colombia and NCSC XLVII!