Influential people portray courage in certain parts of their lives. The choices they make affect their world tremendously. It takes true courage for a person to make an important choice, not knowing the outcome. When certain situations seemed difficult, these three men powered through tough circumstances to better their society. Andrés Pastrana Arango was a courageous man who used his voice in the media world to bring attention controversial topics in Colombia, South America. After going to school in America, he began working for a Colombian magazine and television show as an anchor. He discussed about the burning issues of Colombia such as trafficking and drugs. Arango leaned toward a career in politics, becoming apart of the Bogotá council.