Age: 16 from: La Liberated, Columbia
Beto was beaten by his brother and mother as a teenager, and his older brother was taken from his mother's possession when he was very little. His siblings fought and broke apart after they left the house. He never had a father like we would think of, and he never had a good role model.
the most impressive thing about Beto
One of the things that impresses me the most about Beto was that even though he was beaten, no one really cared for him, and grew up surrounded by drugs and gang violence he still managed to be alter boy at his church and go to meetings about peace talks and in demestic. He shows that even if you are born in to a life of gangs and drugs there are still ways to get out.
One of the biggest things that Beto was influenced by was his local church. Other things like getting beaten and having a disfigured family also contributed
If I was given the chance to ask Beto a question I would ask him how he was able to build up enough courage to go out and do what he does well armed militants are watching over him. I could never do what he does and I think anyone involved and dangerous lifestyle deserves a lot of respect and support.