Latin American Dialogues The purpose of this platform of short videos and written interviews is to serve as the first point of contact, ideal for those international students and researchers interested in becoming more knowledgeable about Latin American Affairs. The platform also introduces you to established and emerging Latin American scholars, showcasing their suggested key readings related to the topic of each interview. Venezuela and its complex crisis Several experts have been invited to share their views on Venezuela and its ongoing complex crisis. The interviews will be uploaded on a weekly basis. For questions, feedback, and suggestions do not hesitate to contact us. Mayra Goulart (UFRJ): New Populism in Venezuela Part 1 “In an international context of economic crisis, new populisms retrieve an old dimension of moral conservatism.” This second series of the Latin American Dialogues focus on Venezuela and its ongoing complex crisis! In our first interview, Prof. Mayra Goulart (UFRJ) talks about populism in Venezuela and how the centralized control over natural resources has been affecting the economy and the party politics of that country.