05 Aug 2010

Manuel Ayau, RIP

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An obituary from Richard Ebeling:

One of the outstanding leaders of individual liberty and economic freedom in Latin America, Dr. Manuel Ayau, passed away on August 4, 2010 at the age of 85.

Many Americans may not be familiar with his name or his contributions to the cause of liberty, but he was most assuredly one of the “movers and shakers” in defense of capitalism in the Spanish-speaking world.

His greatest and most lasting achievement was the founding in 1972 of Francisco Marroquin University (FMU) in Guatemala. He also served as its first president until 1988. Under his stewardship, FMU has developed into one of the most academically respected institutions of higher learning in Central and South America, not only offering undergraduate degrees but graduate programs in medicine and dentistry, as well…

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