Blow, Bullets and Blood: Cali

Welcome to 1980s southern Colombia. Crime is running amok and drug cartels are taking over the city of Cali. At the center of it all, the Cali Cartel is thriving, providing for over 90% of the world’s cocaine industry. What is growing to be a multi-billion dollar industry is wreaking havoc all across the world. The cocaine market in Europe is now quickly expanding, reflecting the vast influence the members of the Cali Cartel have on the rest of the world.

But the Cali Cartel is not the only player in the game. Another overpowering force in the market, the Medellin Cartel, is actively seeking to earn the top spot in the cocaine market. This old rivalry runs deep after the Cali broke away from Pablo Escobar and the Medellin. Now, it is a battle of blow, bullets, and blood to see who is the true Colombian Cartel.

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Chair | Caroline Rhodes

Caroline is a second year from Hopewell, Virginia. She is currently pursuing a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. When she is not in class, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, solving 1000 piece puzzles, and cheering on the UVA basketball team. Caroline was first involved with Model UN in high school and since has been involved with Model UN at UVA, with both VAMUN and VICS conferences. She is excited to welcome you to VICS!


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Crisis Director | Adam Kimelman

Adam Kimelman is a Third Year Government and History Major from Middletown, New York. Adam is a big believer in the fact that JCCs are inherently better than regular committees: evident in the fact that he was the Head Crisis Director of VAMUN’s Wilson Global System Simulation, a 6 way JCC, and from staffing JCCs the past two years of VICS. Adam actively competes on the Model UN Travel Team, and served as the treasurer for the International Relations Organization last semester. Outside of IRO, Adam serves as the Chair of the College Republicans, is involved in the Flash Seminars Planning Team, as well as the Washington and Roosevelt Societies. Adam is beyond excited to see what the delegates bring to this committee, and will be binge-watching Narcos on repeat to make sure he’s ready for the conference.