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USA’S QUARANTINE OR CUBA’S ECONOMY [Archives]

Day 1 Session 1
PWSMUN 2015



At the start of the session, everyone was eager to begin debate. First, the Chair took some time to clear doubts. Once he had finished, the General Speakers’ List was established, and the agenda was set – “The Situation in Cuba in October 1962”. The Delegate of the UK opened the debate by expressing his concern about the missiles in Cuba and how they were a threat to national security. He urged the committee to confiscate these missiles from Cuba. The Delegates of Jordan and Australia supported the Delegate of USA, and hoped that this could be sorted out diplomatically but added that force may be required if countries do not cooperate. However, the Delegate of Bulgaria said that the USA did not have the right to create a blockade and stop any country from trading. The Delegate of USA was the next speaker on the GSL, and the Delegate defended her country and stated that what USA was doing was not an act of war but simply an act of security.
After a few more speakers, a motion for a moderated caucus was raised by the Delegate of France, who supported the USA in its actions against Cuba. On the contrary, the Delegates of The Republic of China, Lebanon, Sweden and Iraq believed that the USA was blocking the trade and the economic growth of Cuba and that USA’s actions were an act of war. Several vital points were brought up by several different delegates. Cuba said that the USA’s course of action prevented the economy of Cuba from growing and also stopped the trade of grains, food and other vital materials from the USSR.
The debate continued between countries, and soon the Executive Board thought that the committee was going off-topic, and that they needed to stick to the topic of debate at hand. The President of the HSC joked that there was procedure to prevent discussion not related to the topic called ‘common sense!’ An unmoderated caucus was raised by the Delegate of Australia for a total time of fifteen minutes and the committee immediately passed the motion and divided into two groups- those countries supporting USA and those supporting Cuba.

Reporters: Shaili Shukla and Mannat Advani
Editor: Yamini Vira


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