César Chelala

César Chelala

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

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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Masters of War
In a move consistent with his past positions on international issues, Senator Robert Menendez, the Democratic Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, accused the White House of using “over the top” rhetoric and “fear mongering tactics” to try to stop new sanctions on Iran. These new sanctions were to take effect after the United States brokered an interim deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
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Sunday, November 03, 2013
The Israeli Government's Latest Unnecessary Provocation
The Israeli government’s plan to build more than four thousand additional units at settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem is not only an unnecessary provocation. More seriously, it is a serious impediment to the peace process, one that may ultimately doom it to failure.
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Saturday, October 05, 2013
Vo Nguyen Giap: Death of a Patriot
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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Syrian Children Pay the Heaviest Price in War
The numbers of Syrian children affected by the brutal war ravaging their country are truly disheartening. According to UN agencies, one million children, three-quarters of them under age 11, have had to flee their country since the conflict began in 2011. “This one millionth child refugee is not just another number.
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Thursday, August 08, 2013
Will This Be Another Lost Opportunity with Iran?
As Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s new president, called on renewed dialogue to deal with the uranium enrichment program, there are concerns that his approach will not be met by the United States. Should that occur, another important opportunity will have been missed with Iran, increasing the chances of confrontation with that country.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Martin Indyk: A Wolf to Tend The Chickens in the Middle East
The naming of Martin Indyk as the U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations is an ominous sign in an already dire situation for peace in the region. How can the United States expect an unbalanced assessment from a diplomat who, although at times critical of Israeli policies, has a background that clearly identifies him with one of the parties in the tragic Middle East conundrum?
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Monday, July 29, 2013
A Lesson from Pope Francis’s Visit to Brazil
During his visit to Brazil, Pope Francis’ visit to Varginha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro drew crowds of thousands of people, most of them young. It was a good opportunity for him to preach social justice and to demand an end to social inequalities.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Is General al-Sisi Egypt's Pinochet?
There is an ominous resemblance between Egypt’s General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi and the late Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet. A resemblance that goes far beyond the upright, defiant and dark-glassed physical appearance.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Mr. Netanyahu's Ultimate Sin
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has committed a politician’s worst sin: he has become tiresome. Just as the world was breathing in peace after the election of Mr. Hassan Rohani as the new Iranian president with moderate views on nuclear development Mr. Netanyahu –never to be outdone- declared that Iran was getting closer and closer to the bomb and added, “I won’t wait until it is too late.”
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
It is Criminal to Execute the Mentally Disabled
The planned execution on July 15 of Georgia prisoner Warren Hill—who has been diagnosed as ‘mentally disabled’—is a gross violation of U.S. federal laws and specifically of the 8th amendment that reads, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.’ The U.S.
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