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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

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Thanks to a group of generous donors 15-year-old Frida Lagunas’ quineañera dreams have come true, this past Saturday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latin America’s First Pope Expected to Visit U.S. Next Year

Reports are coming out of Vatican circles indicating Pope Francis will be coming to the U.S. sometime next year. continue reading »

Authorities Investigating 70 Patient Deaths at Paraguay Hospital

The Paraguayan government stepped in at the Ciudad del Este Regional Hospital to determine whether the deaths of some 70 patients were caused by negligence, the Health Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

Human ingenuity has just provided something for all you burrito lovers out there – especially those that don’t want to wait in a long Chipotle order line. A Los Angeles, West Hollywood gas station is debuting the “Burritobox” that offers five different flavored burritos each selling for $3. continue reading »

REPORT: CIA Helped Assasinate Colombian FARC Guerillas

The CIA has helped the Colombian army kill at least two dozen guerrilla leaders with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - or FARC - as part of a secret program, The Washington Post reported Sunday. continue reading »

Soccer Great Cristiano Ronaldo Launches Own Social Network: Viva Ronaldo

Soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo is not like mere mortals that settle for a Facebook page or Twitter account – he has launched his own social network. continue reading »

Pope Francis Trending: Most Talked About on Facebook and Time’s Person of the Year Finalist

Pope Francis is trending. Today, Facebook announced he was the most-talked about topic on the social network in 2013 and he is a finalist for Time’s ‘Person of the Year.’ Last week he was declared the most searched topic on the Internet in Spanish. continue reading »

Two Spanish Journalists Kidnaped by Rebel Group in Syria

Spaniard Javier Espinosa, the special correspondent covering the Syrian conflict for the Spanish daily El Mundo, was abducted and is being held by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, along with photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, the publication said on Monday. continue reading »

Colorado Activists Begin 10-Day Fast to Demand Immigration Reform

Hundreds of clergy and laypeople from Colorado have begun a 10-day fast to demand immigration reform as a "moral imperative." continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 20th Anniversary of Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Death

Luz Marina Escobar, the sister of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, said in an interview with Efe that she was marking the 20th anniversary of the late Medellin drug cartel leader's death by visiting his tomb on Sunday and "honoring the victims of drug-related violence, specifically that unleashed by Pablo." continue reading »

Cuban Government Suspends Consular Services in U.S., Travel to Country at Risk

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington felt obliged to suspend its consular services Tuesday, being unable to find a bank it can use because of the obstacles imposed by the U.S. economic embargo. continue reading »

4 Gunmen Die While Trying to Steal ATM out of Mexico City Hospital

Four suspected robbers and a security guard died in a shootout at an ATM in a Mexico City hospital, the Federal District's Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Unemployment Rate Down to 5.01 Percent

Mexico's unemployment rate was 5.01 percent in October, down slightly from the 5.04 percent rate registered in the same month in 2012, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Monday. continue reading »

6,400 Year-Old Remains Found in ‘Death Shroud’ Inside Barcelona Cave

University of Barcelona archaeologists are reporting an exciting find in a cave near the city of Barcelona in Begues. continue reading »

Are Texas Republicans Behind Offensive ‘Catch an Illegal’ Event on UT Campus?

A University of Texas (UT) conservative student group is holding a mock immigration round up whereby someone can win a prize for catching an “illegal” immigrant. continue reading »