The Cabinet of the Republic of Cuba

Conflict: The Bolivarian Conflict


Sunshine, bright colors, winding cobblestone streets, and salsa music playing — Bienvenidos a Havana! Beyond the capital city limits though, a serious crisis waits the people of Cuba. Our Latin socialist brothers and sisters in Venezuela are suffering, and President Miguel Díaz-Canel now waits for his Council of Ministers in the cabinet room. Venezuela is our long time ally, and during this time of crisis we have offered our unwavering solidarity to them, sending security forces to protect the city of Caracas. The current political turmoil is a result of an attempted coup d’état, which consists of a fraudulent puppet government at the service of the U.S. We must work to keep the United States out of our region in order to protect the sovereignty and prosperity of Latin America. As an economic partner, it is essential we work to shore up the Maduro administration and help protect it from outside risks. We risk losing an important economic benefactor and leftist ally in our region if we allow Venezuela to fall to U.S. influence. As a council, we must determine the best method possible to help Venezuela achieve prosperity. Viva Cuba! Viva socialismo!


Position Papers

Position Papers are not required for the Cabinet of the Republic of Cuba.

Rachel Pederson
Director General

Rachel is a rising junior studying International Relations with a focus on Environmental Studies and French at American University. She is originally from Edina, Minnesota where she was very active on her high school’s Model UN team. She is a new member of the Lambda Eta chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, a swim instructor for kids and dog walker. Outside of school and work, Rachel loves talking about sharks, Minnesota, Kevin Durant and music. She served as a Crisis Analyst for the French Cabinet for AmeriMUNC V, Director of Simulations for WIRC VI and Crisis Director for the Philippines National Police during AmeriMUNC VI. She is beyond excited to be serving on this years Secretariat and cannot wait for February

Jack Quinn
Simulation Director

Jack is a rising junior in the American University School of Public Affairs pursuing a major in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG). He is from the city of Chicago, Illinois, where he participated in Model UN throughout high school, including two years as a head delegate. Jack is currently a member of the AU Model United Nations team and is looking forward to serving as Simulation Director for the second year in a row. In his free time, Jack enjoys studying history, following Chicago sports teams, and watching Game of Thrones seasons on repeat. Jack is excited for an amazing conference and is looking forward to welcoming delegates to AmeriMUNC VII!