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Position Paper by Laura Zamudio

Committee: POLITICAL ISSUES AND DEMOCRATIC STABILITY


1. Corruption of Political class in Latin American Countries.
2-Political effects of the Venezuelan regime on international Latin American
affairs.

Dear delegates and honorable chair:


For the United States is a pleasure to be here debating with other distinguished
countries in such an important issue. It is because, indeed, the United States
have a very important role on these debates now that the delegation feels the
duty to remind the other delegations that the United Nations central is in the
country this delegation represents, and so is in charge of representing the U.N
by handing help to those countries in need for their development with the
political and economical influence position we own. Since these countries have
found a great help with the United States, many straighten relationships have
been formed in political and economic stuff, and the United States is pleasured
to have a well-formed relationship with one of these respectable countries such
as Venezuela is.
Wed like to affirm that we have with Venezuela an important trade and
investment relationship, and that this country has gained our trust by
cooperating against the illegal transportation of drugs and others that does not
only affect this country but the ones surrounding it. Yet despite, the U.S
representing the U.N , to ensure the fulfillment of the Human Rights, had to
follow Venezuela in all its chairmanships and elections as it does with the other
countries worldwide. Since Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras was chosen in 1998, the
United States have been following up the government ways of the chosen
Venezuelan to the power, since this man had participated in coups with other
military men in 1992 and the U.S has found it concerning. The United States
were afraid these past-behavior could affect his decisions with his laws and
rules, and others with the Venezuelan country. Since Hugo Chavez was
asserting a spying from the United States upon his government ways which
was only a close follow up, besides denying these affirmations, we have feared
of his government not allowing us or others to help in future decisions for
Venezuela.
We mourn upon Hugo Chavez death, but yet we have continued on watching
this countrys regime closely. And what we were fearing once has become true
upon the point in which many Human Rights have been breached with
Venezuelas regime now a days, and that the influence of these on the

countries that surround Venezuela might be a danger. Not only us, but many
Latin American countries have asked the Corte Penal Internacional de La Haya
to open an investigation into human rights violations committed in Venezuela
with the regime of Nicolas Maduro, Chavez political successor. Limiting foods
and goods, withdrawing money to those with more access to this good to the
ones with the lowest chance from one day to another is not the clearest move
to accomplish, and the protests against the government the days of the
publishing of these can prove so. The complainants presented the conclusions
reached by different NGOs documenting a long list of abuses committed
against protesters, including allegations of torture, injury and murder which are
basic aspects the Human Rights declaration does not allow. Adding, the
government has proceeded to the arrest of the key leaders of Venezuela's
democratic opposition that takes away the power of the civil to express their
dissatisfaction with the regime and avoid a prosperous government based on
the demand of the Venezuelan people. The United States does not agree with
this regime Nicolas Maduro is taking into the law, but were in disposition to
help Venezuela in the OAS for it to have a better future and negotiate the laws
Maduro has placed over his country.
Changing over the first topic, the delegation would remind how corruption in
Latin America has become already one of the highest worldwide. According to
some references, The Inter-American Convention Against Corruption was
adopted by the Organization of American States (OAS) 12 years ago, yet
corruption continues to be a significant obstacle plaguing businesses
throughout the Americas. Most people affirm that corruption is a significant
obstacle to doing business in the region and with the economic development of
the country. Only the 18% of the asked to do this survey affirm that the anticorruption laws are effective in their country. The delegations has created a
point of view from this, and its that the changes wed like to make to reduce
corruption cant be made only by ourselves. We have gathered many
information about the topic only to help us build the answers we need to the
Why our convention hasnt changed much over the Latin American countries
but the needs of the countries are needed. Off course, the ideas proposed must
not be placed from night to day; they must be applied slowly on the Latin
American countries in need, which according to the survey, are between
Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia. The United States defends its position by
supporting the important political influence we have over Latin America. Our
oversights of these purposes are joining all the countries points of view, not
based in the government men and women but in the civil people and habitants
of each one of these.
Wed like to invite the countries to ask their civil people about the corruption
they are facing. Because the United States believes the countries and the
government is for the people and by the people, and the surveys to these are

the best way to get to the answers we need. Getting ourselves to communicate
with each of our countries civilians to get to the main goal and proper answers.
Thanks for your attention.