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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

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 »

U.S. and Nicaragua Extend Agreement to Protect Archaelogical Treasures of Nicaragua

The Department of State announced the extension of the “Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures continue reading »

Secretary Janet Napolitano Met with Brazilian Officials to Discuss Global Aviation

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano met yesterday with Brazilian Minister of Defense Nelson Jobim to reaffirm the shared commitment of the U.S. and Brazil to strengthening the global aviation system. continue reading »

Nevada Latinos Urged Not to Vote by Republican Special Interest Group on Univision Ads (VIDEO)

Here is the English version of an ad now pulled by Univision television that is telling the Hispanic electorate not to vote to punish the Democrats for not coming through on their promises to take up immigration reform. continue reading »

Getting Naked in Spain to Garner Votes (VIDEO)

The Citizens party of Catalonia, known as Ciutadans, is trying a ‘fresh’ ‘breezy’ way to promote their party as the rebels choice in Spain – going nude. Everyday citizens are seen disrobing and basically saying continue reading »

U.S. Diplomats Visting Guatemala and Honduras Focusing on Violence in Region

In Guatemala, Johnson will meet with Minister of Government Carlos Menocal, Attorney General Maria Mejia de Contreras, Police Reform Commissioner Helen Mack, International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Commissioner Francisco Dall'Anese, and other members of the Guatemalan government to discuss law enforcement reform and pending legislation that will allow further security and justice efforts. continue reading »

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website as a one-stop national resource in efforts to protect consumers from identity theft. The website launch coincides with President Barack Obama's declaration of October 2010 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. continue reading »

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards (VIDEO)

Since 1998, the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce in meeting America’s priorities going forward. continue reading »

El Cáncer Nos Afecta a Todos -Cancer Affects Everyone

Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) has designed the El Cáncer Nos Afecta a Todos (Cancer Affects Everyone) campaign, specifically for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The c continue reading »