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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

U.S. Officials Set to Visit Paraguay and Uruguay This Week

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela will be in Asuncion, Paraguay November 8–9 and in Montevideo, Uruguay November 9–10. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Arrives in Spain for Two Day Visit (VIDEO)

Today, Pope Benedict will begin a two-day apostolic journey, his second to Spain and his eighteenth outside Italy. continue reading »

Hispanic Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 12.6% versus National Rate of 9.6%

The economy added 151,000 jobs which is the most in 5 months; but not enough to change the unemployment rate which remained at 9.6%. continue reading »

New International Border Crossing Opens between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico

Further implementing Presidents Obama and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon’s commitment to build a 21st century border that promotes economic competitiveness while enhancing security, the United States and Mexico began operating a new border crossing called “San Luis II” in San Luis, Arizona and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. continue reading »

Hispanics Nationwide Voted Differently than White non-Hispanic Voters

Tuesday’s midterm elections were historic for Hispanics. For the first time ever, three Latino candidates—all of them Republicans—won top statewide offices. In New Mexico, voters elected the nation’s first Latina governor, Republican Susana Martinez. continue reading »

Ecuador to Transform Its Healthcare System

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of $100 million to support the transformation of the health sector in Ecuador. The program will focus on improving health care and social protection with special emphasis on the most vulnerable. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 107th Year of Independence

Today, all of Panama is celebrating and rejoicing its 107-year old independence as it separated from Colombia and had earlier in its history broke away from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations continue reading »

Guatemala Funds its Climate Change Agenda with $250 Million

Guatemala received financing for $250 million to help the government prepare, supervise, strengthen and monitor its national climate change agenda. A focus of the country’s climate change agenda is to develop a methodology for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. continue reading »

Is It Time to be Afraid of Sarah Palin?

I have long avoided bashing, talking about or even acknowledging Sarah Palin - with so many loquitas in my familia - I have a kind of empathy for her. And when you have a loquita mixed with a tonta factor then in my book they are hands off. continue reading »

ELECTION:  Do You Know Where to Vote?

Did you know that two million people failed to cast their ballots in 2008 just because they couldn't find their polling place. The folks at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) want to make sure that doesn't happen to you, which is why we're sending you this cool new tool that looks up your voting location. Please use it, share it with your friends, and then go vote! continue reading »

U.S. Reacts to Brazilian Election

The U.S. was quick to recognize Brazil’s first female-elect President, Dilma Rousseff in anticipation of her being sworn into office on January 1, 2011. President Obama telephoned Rousseff earlier today to congratulate her on yesterday’s election. continue reading »

Oral Arguments in United States v. Arizona to be Televised Live on C-Span Tomorrow

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has announced that oral arguments in USA v. State of Arizona, Case No. 10-16645, will be heard by a three judge panel on Monday, November 1, 2010 at continue reading »

ELECTION:  Multiple Sources Available to Assist Eligible Latino Voters

Latinos are poised to play a critical role in this year’s midterm election, and the NALEO Educational Fund is ready to ensure that all eligible Latino voters have the information and support needed to cast their ballots and have their voices heard. continue reading »

Rare Mexican Iguana Illegally Enters U.S. – Not Sure if It’ll Be Deported or Given a Green Card

Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists in Mobile caught an Iguana near the Rail Ferry Dock on the Alabama State Docks. It had been observed several times but was able to elude capture. The iguana had ostensibly come from a rail vessel arriving from Mexico. continue reading »

Immigrant Rights Groups Ask the FCC to Protect Their Right to Send Advocacy Text Messages

Yesterday, in a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nearly thirty non-profit organizations representing people of color and/or working towards comprehensive immigration reform requested that the FCC swiftly exert authority over cell phone text messages. continue reading »