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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

Julia Roberts Given Lifetime Achievement Award in Spain

Last night, Oscar winning actress Julia Roberts was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. Spanish actor Javier Bardem and Robert’s co-star in Eat, Love, Pray, gave her the award at the 58th annual festival. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Belize on Your 29th Year of Independence

Today, all of Belize is celebrating and rejoicing its 29th-year old independence from England. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it occupied the region, enslaved native populations and gave occupation rights continue reading »

Number of World Hungry Dips Below 1 Billion

The UN announced in a new report that 925 million people will suffer chronic hunger, down nearly 100 million from 1.02 billion in 2009. Additionally, recent increases in food prices, if they persist, could further impede efforts to curb the number of hungry people in the world. continue reading »

Coco LoCo Latinos of the Week

It’s time to identify our CoCo LoCo Latinos of the week and we didn’t have too hard of a time finding them. What with Lady GaGa’s gagging meat couture outfit donned at the Video Music Awards, continue reading »

Violent Gunbattle at U.S.-Mexican Border

As the Mexico was celebrating its bicentennial anniversary of independence there was sporadic violence throughout the country leaving 22 suspected drug cartel members dead. continue reading »

Let the Party Continue: Mexico Celebrates with Bicentennial Song & Military Parade (VIDEO)

Mexico is in its second day of celebrating its bicentennial anniversary. Thursday brought out thousands to view the annual parade that was larger and more international in scope. continue reading »

U.S. Government Continues Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reaching out directly to the American public and soliciting their help in the agency's latest initiative in combating the crime of human trafficking. continue reading »

New York Fashion Week Bedazzled by Latino Designers

As Fashion Week concludes today in New York we saw some of the best designers highlighting their Spring 2011 collections and amongst them were many Hispanic and Latino designers you should get to know if you don’t already. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Mexico on Your 200th Year of Independence (EL Grito VIDEO Here)

Today, all of Mexico is celebrating and rejoicing its 200-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized continue reading »

UN Reports Most Paraguayan Children Suffer Parental Abuse

Six out of 10 Paraguayan children and adolescents suffer physical violence and other maltreatment within their homes, including beatings, kicks, burns and semi-asphyxiation, according to a new United Nations study. The UN Children’s Fund continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations a continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Honduras is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. Independence came in 1821 when Honduras declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Guatemala is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region continue reading »

Brazil Continues to Expands its Worldwide Humanitarian Role

Brazil will step up its assistance to help refugees and those affected by disasters worldwide under a new agreement reached with the United Nations refugee agency. The pact, signed yesterday in Geneva by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Brazil’s Foreign Minister formalizes the Latin American nation’s financial support for the work of the agency. continue reading »