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elina castro

Villa San Lorenzo, Salta, Argentina

Born in Argentina, I grew up in a cattle ranch; endured private school and began college.

It was the turbulent seventies; our political system collapsed; terrorism unleashed brutal military action, and I lost sight of my future.

Like a lobster crawling out of the boiling pot looking for cooler climes, I migrated to Toronto. I apprenticed in publishing and advertising, eventually launching my own communications business.

In 1991, flush with money and needing to thaw out, I sailed around the world -- from Panamá to Florida via the South Pacific. Four years at sea and one thousand four hundred sunrises showed me a planet worth knowing, worth defending. In 1995 I settled in Florida and delivered yachts to the Caribbean and Europe. Between waves and storms and flying fish I wrote articles and short stories. In 2006 I returned to Buenos Aires where I collided with my past.

Interests: History, Politics

Published writer: No

Freelance: Yes