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Cesar Chelala

Cesar Chelala, MD, PhD, is an international public health consultant for several UN agencies, and a writer on human rights, medical and foreign policy issues. He is a winner of an Overseas Press Club of America Award. His articles have been published in more than 70 countries worldwide.

For Cesar Chelala's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jun 10, 2014

Will host Brazil win the World Cup?

For most people, Brazil is favored to win the World Cup as it's the country organizing the competition this year. But if history is any indication, a different outcome could be in the making.

Apr 29, 2014

Turkey's apology to Armenians only a first step

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's historic apology to descendants of Armenians who were killed during World War I is only a first step that should be followed by other measures to restore ties with the Armenian government.

Apr 5, 2014

The futility of torture to obtain information

Fom the most unexpected source — the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee — we now have the conclusion that torture, or "enhanced interrogation techniques," did not help the American government find Osama bin Laden in May 2011.