Fernando Montero Castillo

Research Area : Mexico

Fernando Montero is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology from Columbia University. He is the author of several articles on the political economy of drug markets and substance use in the urban United States. His dissertation "Parasitic Regulation: Drug War Militarization and Land Grabbing in the Moskitia" is based on two years of fieldwork in the Afro-indigenous Moskitia region (Nicaragua and Honduras).

The dissertation examines the everyday life of military occupation in the Moskitia, as well as an ongoing land grab by drug traffickers in Miskitu land along the Nicaragua-Honduras border.