Chagas, a disease unknown in Europe Lourdes is a fellow Bolivian Camba my friend with whom I shared nice moments in La Paz department on my first single, by coincidences of life long after the one day I return to find in Spain without knowing I lived for four years at Valencia, now I know in Madrid that has Chagas and suffers from very young. Chagas disease is a disease that, despite the fact that in Latin America suffer 18 million people, for many is still unknown, most doctors in Europe are unaware of its existence when he first visited Lourdes for a physician Spain looked at it without being disconcerted to discover what his patient was suffering immediately forwarded to the department of infectious diseases, those suffering with AIDS. With the arrival of migrants to Europe, physicians began to treat diseases that were supposedly already extinct in the world, evils “invisible”, which only belong to the third world, “Discovers” that entire populations in Bolivia would have to Chagas patients, hospitals in which the growth rate would indicate that 40 percent of infants would be infected and that scarce resources for treatment is causing an outbreak of disease . The Chagas vector is an insect called the kissing bug, Bolivia is a single species of insect vector that usually coexists with the man inside the houses and they feed on their blood: the Triatoma infestans, popularly known bug gaucho vinchuca black or just kissing bug. The Invisibles, and a new project called Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been launched to raise awareness in society of the first world to the existence of people suffering from diseases such as Chagas. The Spanish journalist Isabel Coixet, El Pais, said this weekend in one of his articles “MSF contacted me to be part of the project The invisible had not heard of this disease (Chagas). The silence around her makes her a kind of ghost; in Argentina, as I have seen in documentaries on the MSF Chagas, health authorities often silenced cases reported by rural doctors. The challenge was to tell within minutes and no disease, but the ravages of the vulnerability of sufferers and their families, the defenseless against a disease for which there is dedicated a single cent in any laboratory in the world, nor even in areas where the cause of increased mortality. ” Lourdes Chagas disease inherited from his mother who died a year ago in La Paz with 52 years for heart problems, note that the disease was discovered at 22 when he offered to donate a family member, now she has a child nine years who by the time the tests proved negative. To date there are only two drugs that can cope with this disease, although one of them would no longer be manufactured and any lab research to find new remedies. Castro Rosmery Quisbert Bolivian journalist.