By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Forget Pablo Escobar. Colombia now has a native son it can take pride in.

No, not the country’s newly elected President Ivan Duque. He’s impressive enough — a 42-year-old family-man who is unafraid to pray in public and a whole lot better than opponent Gusatavo Petro who has boasted of his stint as a leftist guerrilla. No, I am talking about Daniel Moreno, recent college graduate who’s living in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, preparing for his next impressive act.

This unassuming 23-year-old from the country’s coffee-growing region inspires care for Colombia’s poor in a way that no political movement, left or right, has done in this struggling South American country.

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