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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

Singer Thalia Joins March of Dimes Campaign to Help Prevent Premature Births

Mexican singer and actress Thalia joined the initiative of international stars such as Celine Dion, Pink and photographer Anne Geddes to raise awareness about the risks of premature births. continue reading »

National Strike in Costa Rica Shuts Down Country, Prevents Cruise Ships from Arriving

Thousands of people protested here Monday against the Costa Rican government's market-oriented economic policies. continue reading »

SNL’s Diversity Issues Include Excluding Latinos

Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) diversity issues just got a little bigger with Latinos chiming in that they aren’t represented enough on the iconic show. continue reading »

Outcry Over Lack of Latino Inclusion on PBS

There is an outcry over the lack of Latinos on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network led by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) prompted by the departure of Ray Suarez. continue reading »

This Past Weekend Hundreds of Events are Hosted by Evangelicals Praying for Immigration Reform

With immigration reform on deck for Congress, evangelical Christians across the country hosted nearly 400 events across 40 states to pray for immigrants, for Congress and for broad, bipartisan support for the legislation. continue reading »

BLOG DEL NARCO: Clown Kills Narco Boss Francisco Arellano in Cabo at Children’s Party

The former leader of the Tijuana drug cartel was murdered this weekend during a family party in Los Cabos, a resort city in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur, state officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Author Ana Clavel Wins Ibero-American Novel Prize

Mexican writer Ana Clavel was announced Tuesday as the winner of the 6th Elena Poniatowska Ibero-American Novel Prize for her work "Las ninfas a veces sonrien." continue reading »

Salvadoran Migrants Rescued in Mexico after Smugglers Abandon Them

Agents of Mexico's INM immigration agency rescued 16 Salvadoran migrants who were abandoned by traffickers in the southern border state of Chiapas. continue reading »

Mexico’s Central Banker Agustin Carstens Named Bank Governor of the Year

Two international economic publications have hailed Agustin Carstens for his performance as head of Mexico's central bank. continue reading »

Culturally Relevant Commercials

Two commercials come to mind when I think of multinational companies attempting to attract the growing Hispanic market: Tide with Toque de Downy: Osito and Samsung Galaxy S4 – Meet the Parents. continue reading »

High Rise Collapses in Medellin, Colombia at Least 11 Missing

At least 11 people are missing in the collapse of a high-rise apartment building in Medellin, the capital of the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Fashion Power Couple Isabel & Ruben Toledo Launching Line for Plus-Size Women

Fashion power couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo have announced a collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant. The couple will design a fashion, outerwear, and accessories line for the retailer that sells to women size 14-to-28. The plus-size retailer has over 800 stores; the Toledo collection will launch in 500 stores initially. continue reading »

No End in Sight for 22-Day Old Steel Strike in Venezuela

A strike involving 14,000 workers at Venezuela's largest steelmaker, state-owned Sidor, has reached 22 days despite "bluster" from President Nicolas Maduro, and "no solution is on the horizon," labor leader Yunis Hernandez said Tuesday. continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez Really Believes He’s Done Nothing Wrong – Sues MLB

Alex Rodriguez has convinced himself that it is his employer, Major League Baseball, that is destroying his career and not his own alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. continue reading »

“Instructions Not Included” Becomes Most Successful Spanish-Language Film EVER

Last weekend saw "Instructions Not Included," a comedy starring Mexico's Eugenio Derbez, make history by becoming the country's most successful Spanish-language film ever. continue reading »