César Chelala

 César Chelala, MD, PhD, is a co-winner of an Overseas Press Club of America award. He is also the foreign correspondent for Middle East Times International (Australia).

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:30am
The Public Health Impact of Domestic Violence
Intimate partner violence is the most common kind of violence experienced by women worldwide, both in developing and in industrialized countries. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, 35% of all women will experience either intimate partner or non-partner violence. In Russia, more...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00am
Japan Offers Reparation to Korean 'Comfort Women'
The Japanese government recently agreed to pay $8.7 million to dozens of Korean women who were forced to become prostitutes serving Japanese soldiers. The payment is meant as compensation for their suffering. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his “deepest regrets” and “contrition” from deep in...
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Monday, October 19, 2015 - 8:45am
Legacy of a 'Disappeared' Family in Argentina
Politics can have a devastating effect on a country and its people, as I saw during a recent trip to Argentina. I stayed at the Buenos Aires apartment of a relative by marriage, university professor Felix Eduardo Herrera, who died there in 2007; the apartment had been empty since then. He had been...
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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 8:15am
The Perverse Rise of Killer Robots
The development of “killer robots” is a new and original way of using human intelligence for perverse means. Human directing machines to kill and destroy in a scale not yet imagined is a concept that not even George Orwell could have imagined. In the meantime, the leading world powers continue...
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:15am
Cruelty is Not a Human Right
It is the beginning of their nightmares. Many Palestinians go to bed every night without knowing if their homes will be bulldozed during the night by the Israeli police. According to Jeff Halper, founder of the Israeli Committee Against House demolitions (ICAHD), house demolitions are one of Israel...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:30am
Abe's Wrong Rush To Militarization
The twenty-three minute ceremony aboard the deck of the Battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan, on September 2, 1945, was the most significant event in Japan’s recent history, and the most painful. The ceremony established the surrender of the Empire of Japan and marked the end of World War II...
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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Germany Profits from Greeks' Hardships
As Greeks suffer in multiple ways the effects of the economic crisis their country is going through, Germany has profited handsomely from the Greek crisis. This is a conclusion of research carried out by the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). The study shows that the Greek debt crisis...
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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 3:15pm
Cultural Treasures Are Also Victims of War
The recent damage in Yemen to three out of four UN World Heritage Sites is one more of the unfortunate consequences of a war that has already caused more than two thousand lives and displaced more than one million people. The damage to the sites, listed as cultural heritage of humanity by the...
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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
Yemen's Bloodletting Continues
The failure of a recent UN-brokered cease fire in Yemen is just the latest proof that unless the United States and the countries in the coalition get serious about how to deal with the situation in that country there will be no end to the hostilities ravaging it. Recent indiscriminate air attacks...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 6:45am
Iraq: A Nation Destroyed by American Contempt
Iraq’s dismal health situation is testimony to the invasion of the country by foreign forces, including now the takeover of important parts of its territory by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Iraqi people have been the subject of mass executions, rape, torture and, in addition...
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