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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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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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:45pm
The Case Against Manifest Destiny
The disastrous consequences of the recent aggressions against Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, to name just a few, show the urgent need to revive the principle of non-intervention into another state. This principle of international law includes, but is not limited to, the prohibition of...
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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:30pm
Why Germany Should Pay War Reparations to Greece
In 1960, the then Federal Republic of Germany paid Greece 115 million Deutschmarks on account of compensation for Nazi crimes. Greek governments stated that this was only a fraction of what is due on account of loss of life, damaged infrastructure, and the repayment of a forced loan the Nazis...
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Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:15am
Is the U.S. Against Children's Rights?
On the 26th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Somalia recently became the 195th state party to ratify the convention. As South Sudan is expected to ratify the Convention later this year, the U.S. would be the only country in the world that hasn’t yet ratified the CRC. The...
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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 8:15am
We Refuse To Be Enemies
I have just returned from a concert by Gabriel Meyer Halevy, an Argentine-Israeli musician. He is the son of Marshall Meyer, an American rabbi who lived in Argentina during that country’s “Dirty War” in which thousands of people became “desaparecidos.” Marshall Meyer’s work helped save the lives of...
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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 9:00am
Education: The Global Antidote to Poverty, Disease, and Terrorism
Despite enormous technological advances, humanity continues to grapple with three enormous burdens: poverty, disease and terrorism (both individual and state-sponsored.) Although the policies aimed at solving those problems are different, there is one approach that can help lower the negative...
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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:45am
Ebola Threatens West Africa's Economic Survival
Just as the African countries were overcoming the devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic, Ebola’s most recent epidemic is causing tremendous damage to the countries were the infection by the Ebola virus is spreading most rapidly: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In addition, another serious...
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Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:00am
New Sanctions on Iran are Detrimental to an Agreement
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave instructions to his top military commander to cooperate with US, Iraqi and Kurdish forces in their fight against Islamic State. Khamenei’s decision comes days after the US announced new sanctions on Iran, sanctions that can hider current negotiations with that country...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:30am
The ICC Should Live Up To Its Mandate
The 1998 Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding charter, states that one of the critical ICC’s tasks is that “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished.” However, under pressure from the US and the European Community, the...
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Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 11:00am
Use of Barrel Bombs in Syria and Iraq Devastate Civilians' Lives
UN Security Council Resolution 2139 of February 22, 2014, ordered all parties to the conflict in Syria to end the discriminate use of barrel bombs and other weapons in populated areas. In spite of that, both the Syrian and the Iraqi governments continue using them against civilians. Human rights...
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