Rest in Peace, Manuel Ayau

Sad news from Guatemala. Manuel “Muso” Ayau died this morning at 85 from cancer. He founded Universidad Francisco Marroquin, one of the top schools in all of Central America. UFM is also one of the region’s few bastions of liberalism, and has done much to promote human freedom in a part of the world that has far too little of it.

Don Boudreaux, who knew him well, remembers him over at Cafe Hayek. He also links to a profile he wrote about Ayau to celebrate his 80th birthday. Well worth the few minutes it takes to read it.

Ayau was a remarkable man, and I regret never getting the chance to meet him. Condolences to his family, friends, and admirers.

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