Humberto Fontova was born in Cuba and came to the United States at seven years old where he grew up in New Orleans. He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from Tulane University. His critically acclaimed true-life adventure books are The Helldiver’s Rodeo (a Publisher’s Weekly “Book of the Week”) and The Hellpig Hunt.
Fontova writes and comments frequently on Latin American affairs for both English- and Spanish-language media. Fontova’s articles have appeared in numerous publications including Men’s Journal. He is also a featured columnist with Newsmax.com and LewRockwell.com. Fontova is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows, Lowell Ponte Live and The Barry Farber Show, and has appeared on FOX’s The O’Reilly Factor and Fox & Friends, CNBC’s Dennis Miller, and Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect. Fontova lives in New Orleans with his family.