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Estelle Gonzales Walgreen is co-founder and the Chief Content Officer at Hispanically Speaking News. (www.hs-news.com) At HS-News she has fused her passion for all things Hispanic with her entrepreneurial spirit and the insatiable need to ask WHY - ¿Por Que?

As a long-term executive and entrepreneur Ms. Gonzales-Walgreen is enjoying the next phase of her professional journey after spending decades in leadership roles at several businesses including Converse Industries. She will be a regular cultural commentator for HS-News while creating editorial, advertorial, and video content for the site.

Estelle initially focused her entrepreneurial interests and communication skills to capitalize upon the potential presented by the Hispanic financial customer with her Hablando Dinero radio program. She was one of the first women Hispanic radio station owners as a partner in EXCL, a leading Spanish-language broadcasting company. Estelle has held director, trustee and advisory roles for numerous corporate and non-for-profit boards for over 20 years; most recently at AAA Motor Club, Nature Conservancy and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Estelle is a recognized business leader and dynamic public speaker; having been named "Outstanding Business Leader" by the State of Wisconsin, "Woman of Achievement" by the Anti-Defamation League.

Blog Entries by Estelle Gonzales Walgreen

Republicans Want National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

The Republican majority in the House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled their recommendations for dealing with the child immigration crisis on the southern border, a list that begins with deploying the National Guard and contains legal changes to facilitate the process of deporting the minors. continue reading »

Honduras Stops Rescue Efforts for 8 Trapped Gold Miners

Authorities and emergency agencies on Monday indefinitely suspended the operation to rescue eight men trapped in a gold mine in southern Honduras due to the risk of new cave-ins. continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Reacts to President Obama’s Exective Order on Immigration

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued the following statement in reaction to the President’s Rose Garden announcement regarding his intentions to address immigration and deportation through executive actions within existing law. Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez represents the Fourth District of Illinois, is a Member of the Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and is the Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. continue reading »

Sales of Mexican Wine Growing In Spite of Odds

Sales of Mexican wine are growing despite limited government support and the lack of a denomination of origin, thanks to rising interest in winemaking and unique approaches to the business, such as a winery operating on a Mexico City roof. continue reading »

Venezuelan Press Protest Shortage of Paper to Print News On

Venezuela's SNTP press workers union released an open letter asking President Nicolas Maduro to address a shortage of newsprint that is affecting newspapers' ability to publish. continue reading »

Brazil Arrests Major Cocaine Supplier to Favelas

Brazilian police on Friday presented a reputed drug trafficker they say was a major supplier of cocaine sold in the sprawling shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Eva Longoria at Tribeca Film Festival with Her “Food Chains” Documentary

Actress Eva Longoria showed her more committed side at the Tribeca Film Festival as producer of "Food Chains," a documentary about the abuse farm workers suffer and which, according to her, now means the achievements of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta have been dismantled. continue reading »

After 8 Year Absence Tenor Jose Carreras Make Triumph Return in Spain

Spanish tenor Jose Carreras has made a triumphant return to opera in "El Juez" by Austrian composer Christian Kolonovits. continue reading »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Ashes Brought to Palace of Fine Arts as Mexico Says Good-Bye

The ashes of Colombia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez were brought on Monday to this capital's Palace of Fine Arts, where hundreds were waiting to pay their respects to the Nobel prize-winning writer who called Mexico home for the last three decades of his life. continue reading »

REPORT:  15,000 Left Homeless from Valparaiso Chile Fire

As many as 15,000 people have been left homeless by the fire that burned for more than a week in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, killing 15 and destroying some 3,000 homes, the official coordinating the response to the disaster said Monday. continue reading »

Traffic Accidents Near Mexico City Leave 18 Dead

At least 18 people died in two traffic accidents in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, a spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

Vigilantes Involved in Shootout with Knights Templarios Cartel Members in Mexico

Suspected Caballeros Templarios drug cartel gunmen engaged in a shootout with vigilantes in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, a vigilante leader said. continue reading »

Anti-Government Protesting in Oaxaca Mexico Leaves 6 People Injured, 38 Arrested

Thirty-eight people were arrested following a protest that left six police officers and a newspaper photographer injured in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, officials said. continue reading »

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Section of Pan-America Highway in Colombia

Suspected FARC guerrillas used 100 kilos (more than 200 lbs.) of dynamite to blast a hole in a stretch of the Pan-American Highway in southwestern Colombia, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Jesus Zambrano to Continue as Chair of Mexico’s PRD Political Party

Jesus Zambrano will serve another term as chairman of Mexico's leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, party officials said. continue reading »