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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

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 »

Spain to Aid the Dominican Republic to Expand Access to Clean Water in Poorest Regions

The Dominican Republic will provide or improve water and sanitation services for at least 205,000 people in low-income rural and peri-urban communities using financial support from the Government of Spain and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

New Requirements for Passport Applicants with Puerto Rican Birth Certificates

The Government of Puerto Rico recently passed a law invalidating all Puerto Rican birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010, and replacing them with enhanced security birth certificates with features to combat passport fraud and identity theft. continue reading »

Courts of Brazil Acknowledge McDonald’s Makes You Porky and Mad Enough to Sue (VIDEO)

Yesterday, a portly former, employee of Brazil McDonald’s won suit against the company for allegedly making him 65 pounds overweight during his tenure as a franchise manager. continue reading »

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Ship in Puerto Rico Scene of Drug Seizures

U.S. Customs officials (CBP) are reporting that earlier in the week they seized cocaine and heroin, in separate incidents, aboard the Serenade of the Seas cruise ship as it docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Concern Over Prison Term for Panamanian Journalists Growing

The United Nations (UN) voiced concern over a prison sentence for two Panamanian journalists, who had earlier been acquitted on charges of slander and libel. Frank La Rue from the UN said in a statement that, according to available information, the two journalists were also prohibited from carrying out activities related to their profession for one year. continue reading »

One of Latin America’s Largest Energy Efficiency Projects Underway in Venezuela

Venezuela will increase power output from its largest hydroelectric complex by 795 megawatts—enough to supply almost one million Venezuelans—through a modernization program financed with a $700 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. continue reading »

What does a ‘Hispanic Heart’, Speedy Gonzales & the Tea Party Have in Common?

The homophobic crusty crooner, Pat Boone, has resurfaced and not from the dead as most of you assume but rather on the election campaign trail. Boone who supports any and all ultra conservative candidates came out in support of Tea Party Texas Republican Clayton Trotter. continue reading »