Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

The Sleeper to Posadas

Ian Birch

Winter 2020 - The Sleeper to Posadas

 

 

Despite its surface modernism, beauty, and order, Argentina, like Chile, had just emerged from a dark era in the 1970s and 1980s. From the visitor’s perspective, apart from the knowledge of past dictators lurking in the background, little had felt threatening about Chile or Argentina; in fact they had both felt quite safe. Yet, perhaps, this was how the 3,000 plus victims in Chile and the 30,000 in Argentina had felt before they were “disappeared” and never heard from again …


Bio:

 Ian Birch lectured in business and finance at universities in British Columbia and Ontario before retiring onto a wooded acreage in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands to pursue diverse projects. This article is an adaptation of an extract from the author’s book The Last Train through the Heart of the Americas: By Rail and Road across Two Hemispheres for which he is currently seeking an agent/publisher. He can be reached at ianbbirch@hotmail.com.