2nd Latin American Dialogue: Venezuela The second Latam Dialogue focuses on Venezuela in order to broaden and contextualize our understanding of its current crisis. GIMLA is thankful to Mayra Goulart, Renata de Oliveira, Juan Palacio, and Jesse Ramirez for their video statements. Mayra Goulart: New populisms in Venezuela - Part 1 In the first interview (in two parts), 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. Mayra Goulart: New populisms in Venezuela - Part 2 Mayra Goulart da Silva is a professor of political sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She earned her Ph.D. in Political Sciences at the Institute of Social and Political Studies (IESP) at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in 2013 and did her post-doc at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE – IUL). Her research interests focus on Latin America, political theory and comparative politics. Recommended Readings Silva, M.G., Adinolfi, G. (2018) O desafio populista à democracia representativa: a Venezuela chavista e o Movimento 5 Estrelas. Análise Social (Lisboa), v.227, p.388-414. Goulart, M. (2019) O Populismo para além de Laclau: entre a expansão do demos e a desfiguração do liberalismo. Revista Estudos de Politica, v.9, p.49-70. Goulart, M. (2017) Luta hegemônica e populismo na América Latina: teoria e práxis a partir de Ernesto Laclau. Teoria & Pesquisa, v.26, p.65-88. Goulart, M. (2015) O Experimento Comunal na Venezuela: entre a democracia direta e o hiperpresidencialismo. Revista de estudos internacionais, v.6(2), p.6-27. Renata de Oliveira: The democratic crisis, oil, and the United States Renata Peixoto de Oliveira is professor at the Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA) in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. She is one of the coordinators of the research group on democratization in Latin America in a comparative perspective of the Latin American Association of Political Science. She earned her Ph.D. degree at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in 2011 and did a research stay at the University of Florida (USA) in Gainesville. Her research interests are in comparative international politics and Latin American studies, with a focus on neoliberalism, political systems, and democracy. Juan Palacio: The situation of Venezuelan migrants in Latin America Juan Fernando Palacio is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Business, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Medellín, Colombia. Juan obtained his Ph.D. degree in Organization and Culture at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and completed postgraduate studies in political science as well as economics at the Universidad EAFIT, Colombia. His research focuses on multilateral diplomacy, Latin American integration, migration, and geopolitical analysis. Jesse Ramirez: Venezuela in American Media Jesse Ramirez is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Prior to joining the University of St.Gallen, he was a lecturer of English and American studies at the University of Frankfurt. He earned his Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale University in 2013, and a BA degree in English from Santa Clara University. His research interests are mainly on the role of social media and its impact on society, technology and the future of work. Recommended Readings Ciccariello-Maher G. (2013) We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, Durham: Duke University Press.