César Chelala

César Chelala

Dr. César Chelala is an international public health consultant and a
winner of several journalism awards.

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Friday, August 04, 2017
The UK High Court Is Wrong
The decision by the UK High Court to block a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair for his responsibility over the Iraq War is misguided. It means, essentially, that one of the architects of a war that almost destroyed a country will...
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Gazans Are the Victims of Their Own and Israel's Leadership
The curtailing of electricity to Gaza conducted by the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah in connivance with Israeli authorities seriously hurts the people of that region. They have become the victims of the political fighting between the Palestinian Authority ruled by Fatah, and the Palestinian...
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Sunday, July 02, 2017
Solving Donald Trump's Mystery
Recently, as I picked up a book from my bookcase, I realized that one word in its title had the answer to a problem that for months had been bothering me. The book is “ The voice imitator ” by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. And the word that solved the mystery, you may already have guessed it...
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Poetry to the Rescue of America's Soul
As President Donald Trump’s (is this true or is it only a passingvnightmare?) wrecking machine continues its steady work of destroying everything that is dear to Americans, two poets, Roque Dalton (1935-1975), a Salvadoran poet and Langston Hughes (1902-1967), a poet of the dispossessed, seem to...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
The World's Wealthy Nations Are Failing Yemen
Antonio Guterres, U.N.’s Secretary General, has informed that international donors have pledged $1.1 billion in aid for Yemen. Rather than a humanitarian action, this pledge only underscores the responsibility that big powers have had in the crisis that has all but devastated that country...
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
From Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump
Increasingly, members of the psychiatric profession are expressing their concern about President Donald Trump mental health status. In a recent letter to the New York Times, two prestigious psychiatrists, Judith L. Herman and Robert Jay Lifton seriously question his grasp of reality and say, “Soon...
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Sunday, February 12, 2017
A Psychological Portrait of President Trump
Last October, before he was elected President of the U.S., I, among others, put forward the hypothesis that Mr. Donald Trump was a narcissist. I based my interpretation on the fact that he fulfilled practically all the criteria included in the classification of narcissism established by the...
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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Too Little, Too Late for US Decision on Settlements
The United States’ abstention on the UN Security Council (UNSC) anti-settlement resolution is a serious blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy of annexation in the West Bank. Israel’s Prime Minister Bureau stated that, “Israel rejects the contemptible, anti-Israel UN resolution and will...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Poverty: The Dark Side of the American Empire
If we have learned anything from this last presidential election it’s that poverty continues to be an ignored concept by president-elect Trump and by U. S. politicians. Although both avoid using the word like a naked man avoids a poisonous snake, poverty is integral to the current reality of the U...
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Meeting Fidel
As a young medical student in Argentina I had been fascinated by Fidel Castro and his rebel combatants and followed with interest their advance from the mountains to the plains to the capital city of Havana . I longed to visit the island but the US blockade made it extremely difficult to travel to...
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