Videos of Manuel F. Ayau
How UFM Came To Be
Muso discusses liberalism, why studying economics is important, and the challenges UFM faced in its early years (Spanish).
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Inspiring Messages and
I grieve for the loss of a great champion of liberty, a visionary I admired immensely. I salute him for the role he played in the founding of Universidad Francisco Marroquin, enriching the lives of many young people, and all that came in contact with him. A great man has passed our way and touched our lives and we are the better for it.
Free Market Foundation
When in Guatemala for the 2006 MPS meeting, I had the extraordinary privilege of being taken on a private tour of UFM by Muso. Every place on the university campus had a story and a message that he conveyed with a charm and with a significance, moral and human, that were simply breathtaking. His joy at the library of liberty to which students now had access; his warm recollection of seemingly every student---past and present; and, above all else, his boundless and profound enthusiasm---one should say love---for a free and voluntary society of human liberty and enterprise made the deepest imaginable impression on me. He radiated confidence in what human beings, thinking and living coherently, could be and do. He was truly singular, and the world is a poorer place without him.
University of Pennsylvania
I just recently learned of Muso's passing. He was a good friend and a wonderful teacher for me. When I lived in Miami, he let me teach economics classes at Francisco Marroquin. He always lent a hand both with my Spanish and my analyses. I have one anecdote to share with all of his family and friends. Once, two economics experts from the U.S. Agency for International Aid came to the university. Muso asked me to meet with them and with some other faculty members. We all politely listened to their views on how they were going to "save" Latin America. Muso then proceeded to destroy all of their arguments! Muso was a giant among intellectual giants. I never once heard him utter an incorrect analysis about anything. I will miss him greatly for he was a great man. Rogelio
Paris and Sun Valley, Idaho
France and United States
He was my mentor!
His legacy for liberty, in part through the nurturing of UFM and activities with Liberty Fund and the Mont Pelerin Society, leaves an important impact on the lives and unfolding opportunities for many people. He led a principled life that touched many people in many ways that have borne fruit, and will continue to be fruitful.
University of Arkansas
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