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"Latin Americans have lived in the suburbia of Occident, in the outskirts of history," said Octavio Paz, a Mexican poet. Similar despair made Gabriel Garcǐa-Márquez conceive Macondo, a mythical yet realistic town described in One Hundred Years of Solitude where the main character begins the novel by recalling (before a firing-squad) the remote afternoon when his father took him to know ice.
One problem that Latin American physicians encounter in their continuing education is a shortage of updated books in Spanish. The translation of English books does not help much because of the time lag between the original edition and
Lupus Eritematoso Sistematizado.. Ann Intern Med. ;89:293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-2-293_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(2):293.
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