Peter Hapak for TIME
Franklin Lobos, 53, driver.
A former professional soccer player Lobos told us TIME’s Person of the Year should be the Spanish soccer star David Villa. “He sent all of us jerseys,” says Lobos, “but he sent a special one for me because we’re both players.” On a more serious note, Lobos wanted to deliver a message to businessmen: “Respect the poor people of this country and provide more security for workers. People should not risk their lives for money; they should fight for what they deserve.”