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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

Dr. Atl, Father of Mexican Muralism, Honored in Jalisco

The work of painter and writer Dr. Atl, considered the ideologue of Mexican Muralism and teacher of Diego Rivera, is the focus of the "Cosmic Rotation" exhibition in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death. continue reading »

Pope Francis Advocates for Poor on World Stage

Pope Francis asked for "land, jobs and housing" for society's poor and outcasts, during a meeting on Tuesday with participants of the World Meeting of Popular Movements, in which the pontiff addressed issues of poverty and social marginalization. continue reading »

Authorities Pick Up 11 Cuban Migrants at Sea Near Miami, 2 Others Are Missing

U.S. Coast Guard and Miami search and rescue teams continued Tuesday looking for two men at sea after 11 Cuban migrants where picked up a day earlier from a rickety boat in Biscayne Bay. continue reading »

Uruguay Holds Election Day for Next President and Congressional Members

Uruguay is holding general elections on Sunday, with the presidency, vice presidency and congressional seats up for grabs. continue reading »

Families of Missing Student Say Mexican Authorities Alleging Ties to Cartels

Relatives of the 43 trainee teachers who went missing nearly a month ago in the southern Mexican city of Iguala after being attacked by municipal police warned the federal government not to try to lower social tensions by leveling false accusations against the students. continue reading »

U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

The U.S. government on Friday extended for 18 months the Temporary Protected Status enjoyed by more than 83,000 Honduran migrants and some 4,200 people from Nicaragua. continue reading »

Hyatt Plans Its First Hotel in El Salvador

U.S.-based Hyatt Hotels Corp. has laid the cornerstone for its first hotel in El Salvador, a $36 million project, the Salvadoran government development agency said. continue reading »

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

One migrant died, two were rescued from the waves and 17 others were detained after arriving early Monday morning on a South Florida beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Colombian Military Hacks President’s Email

Colombian military personnel linked to former President Alvaro Uribe spied on President Juan Manuel Santos' emails, arrested computer programmer Andres Fernando Sepulveda said in an interview in the current issue of Semana magazine. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and plundered silver deposits. The fight for independence started in 1809 and was 16-years in the making; led by Simon Bolivar and General Antonio Jose de Sucre. August 6th is the date on which Bolivia officially became an independent republic. continue reading »

Mexican Journalist Seeks Protection After 12-Year Old Son Murder

Reporters Without Borders sought protection Tuesday for a Mexican journalist whose 12-year-old son was fatally shot outside the family's home in the central state of Mexico. continue reading »

Colombian Rebel Group Charged with Poisoning Solder

The Colombian army charged the ELN guerrilla group with the death of a soldier who ate poisoned meat. continue reading »

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 »