César Chelala

César Chelala

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

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
A Ripe Time for Necessary Peace
While the world responded positively to the deal reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (P5+1,) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu persists in calling the deal a “historical mistake”.
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Friday, December 06, 2013
Nelson Mandela: Death of a Giant
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s death signals not only the passing away of a gifted politician. It is the death of one of the most significant figures of the XX century. It is not only the death of a man; it is the physical –although not the spiritual- death of a person whose ideas illuminated the search for a better world.
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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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