As a freelance journalist and producer based out of Mexico City since 2010, Myles Estey covers the drug war and its complex side effects across Mexico and Central America. Estey lived in Monrovia, Liberia, from 2008 to 2010, where he became fascinated by the role of underground economies in driving developing countries forward. That led him to co-found Makeshift, a quarterly publication and multimedia project that looks at the creative use of available resources in street economies around the world. Estey is a producer of the film Cartel Land (Mountainfilm 2015) which captures the complicated story of cartels and vigilante groups on both sides of the border. Estey splits his time between serving as editor-in-chief of Makeshift, freelancing and surfing as much as possible.