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Explanation: I don't disagree with the other suggestions. HOwever, I don't think t his is a technical term with an exact technical English. The advantage of "underlying issue" is that it catches the implied metaphor in "de fondo."
Phillip Berryman Local time: 14:23 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 3