Pedro Aspe


Pedro Aspe was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. 

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Lands Held Under

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Uncontrolled immigration happens when migrants try to escape poor, dangerous countries. If we make their homelands safer, more functional, and more prosperous, we can lessen everyone’s burden.


Make Central America Great Again

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

To stanch the flow of illegal aliens, pour U.S. foreign aid into improving their home countries.


How We Can Help The Migrant Caravan

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia The Washington Post
Thursday, November 22, 2018

The highly publicized progress by a “caravan” of approximately 5,000 migrants from Central America to the United States underlines a persistent trend. The reason for the trend is obvious. Economic conditions in Central America are grim, and the many young people there have poor prospects for advancement. The countries these migrants are fleeing are also plagued by violence.


A Better Way Than Tariffs To Improve America's Trade Picture

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia CNN
Friday, June 1, 2018

We have repeatedly heard from President Trump that the United States' main trading partners are taking advantage of the country. Trump administration advisers have argued that trade deals result in trade deficits that have weakened the US economy. Trade adviser Peter Navarro has gone even further than that.


The Failed War On Drugs

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia The New York Times
Sunday, December 31, 2017

The war on drugs in the United States has been a failure that has ruined lives, filled prisons and cost a fortune. It started during the Nixon administration with the idea that, because drugs are bad for people, they should be difficult to obtain. As a result, it became a war on supply.


Nafta Needs An Update, Not Repeal

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia The New York Times
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Canada, Mexico and the United States belong to a North American neighborhood, and all three countries benefit from being strong and prosperous.