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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

For the 19th Year-in-a-Row UN Calls for Lifting of U.S. Embargo of Cuba

For the 19th straight year, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling for the lifting of the decades-old economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba in the aftermath of the Cold War. continue reading »

UN to Help Fight Rising Hunger in Nicaragua

To check rising rural poverty and hunger in Nicaragua, the United Nations (UN) is helping the country’s Government to support small-scale farmers boost their production of beans, maize, rice and other staple crops. continue reading »

Housing Scorecard Shows Mixed Recovery Signs for Homeowners

The latest housing figures show continued signs of stabilization in house prices and high home affordability due in part to record low interest rates. The October housing ‘scorecard’, prepared by the Department of Housing and the Department of Treasury, show that families continued to benefit from the lowest rates in history for 30-year mortgages. continue reading »

Hurricane Richard Exacts its Toll on Belize

The tiny island of Belize felt the wrath of Hurricane Richard with heavy rains and howling winds. As a result, 10,000 residents and tourists have sought shelter in local schools and churches. continue reading »

ELECTION:  Ya Es Hora Steps Up Voter Outreach Campaign

With less than two weeks left for the pivotal midterm elections and in partnership with the Ya es Hora, ¡Ve y Vota! (It’s Time! Go and Vote!) coalition, the Univision network is declaring October 26 as the official “YA ES HORA DAY.” continue reading »

Join SBA WebChat for Small Business Owners

Tomorrow, Monday, October 25th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (CST) the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host an informative web chat focusing on regulatory fairness for small business owners. continue reading »

Chilean Miners Set to Offer Mass of Thanks for Their Rescue

This Monday, October 25th, the 33 rescued Chilean miners will gather once again to offer a mass of Thanksgiving presided over by the president of the Chilean Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alejandro Goic. continue reading »

U.S. State Department Prepares for Diplomatic Trip to Colombia and Mexico

The U.S. State Department will begin an official visit to Colombia and Mexico on Monday, October 25. continue reading »

First-Ever Class of U.S. Trained Mexican Custom Officials Graduate

U.S. government officials including Secretary Janet Napolitano today joined Mexican Secretary of Finance Ernesto Cordero Arroyo to host the first-ever graduation of Mexican customs officials from a 10-week, U.S. led investigator training course. continue reading »

Former Border Patrol Agent Guilty of Abusing Immigrant Detainee

Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Edward C. Moreno, 41, of Pearsall, Texas, was sentenced yesterday for depriving the civil rights of a Mexican national when Moreno assaulted the victim in a U.S. Borer Patrol Facility in Arizona. continue reading »

New Ecotourism Website Puts Far-Flung Nature Sites a Mere Mouse Click Away

Created by the UN Environment Program and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the site provides in-depth information on both the leading lights and hidden gems of the conservation world, allowing visitors to upload photographs of their trips to protected areas, write travelogues for Wikipedia and recommend places of interest nearby, data that can be shared through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. continue reading »

Worldwide there are 2.0 Billion People Surfing the Internet - WOW

The number of Internet users worldwide has doubled in the past five years and will surpass the 2 billion mark in 2010, with the majority of the 226 million new users this year coming from developing countries, the United Nations telecommunication agency is reporting. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  6.9 Earthquake hits Mexico

BREAKING NEWS: a 6.9 earthquake hit Baja California, Mexico at 12:53 pm (CST) rattling scenic La Paz and tourist mecca Cabo San Lucas. There were several ‘fore’ shocks yesterday that foreshadowed today’s quake. continue reading »

Horse Smuggling at the Border

Recalling days of the wild wild west, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Mexican nationals on Friday for cross-border horse smuggling after agents observed them attempting to illegally import five horses. continue reading »

Largest Asian-Latin American Business Forum Underway

A thousand government officials and business executives from Latin America and the Caribbean, China, Japan and Korea participated today in the opening session of the China-LAC Business Forum with high-ranking Chinese authorities and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) executives. continue reading »