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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

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 »

Urueña: First BookTown in Spain

Urueña has become a popular destination for book lovers so much so it has become the first booktown in Spain. The town has a reported 213 inhabitants and is set amid spectacular scenery in the Castile and Leon region. It has been deemed one of the 30 most beautiful villages of Spain. continue reading »

There’s A Lot of Bad News Out There Today So Relax and Draw (VIDEO)

It if you always thought of drawing as a form of relaxation why don't you start by looking at someone draw in the new viral way - on video. Enjoy. continue reading »

El Salvador Boosting Its Housing Sector

El Salvador will improve housing conditions for low- and middle-income families and boost the housing sector’s ability to equitably meet demand with the second phase of its multi-phase housing program and a total investment of $140 million. continue reading »

Whose Bed Bugs Are More Bad Ass?

Paying half attention to the news I keep hearing the words ‘plague’ ‘infestation’ ‘epidemic’ being mentioned so often, I half expect to see that the illegal anchor babies have indeed invaded the U.S. Capital or assume Glen Beck is talking about the Democrats again. Since Beck is now a man of God, the talk is all about minuscule size critters lovingly known as bed bugs or ‘chinches de cama’ in Spanish. continue reading »

Brazil to Spend $163 Million to Save its Atlantic Forest

Brazil plans to spend $162.5 million for the conservation, sustainable use and socio-enviornmental recovery of its Atlantic forest, one of the planet's most threatened biosystems. Only 7.5 percent of the Atlantic forest remains in Brazil. continue reading »

Costa Rican Banks Set to offer “Green Loans”

One of Costa Rica's large banking networks, Banco Promerica de Costa Rica, is getting ready to develop a portfolio of environmentally sustainable loans known as "green loans" which will strengthen the eco-business in the country. The green loans help increase investment and sustainable banking practices in the country, fostering environmental, social and economic benefits. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Artistic Duo Selected to Represent the U.S. at Venice Art Biennale (VIDEO)

The U.S. Cultural Affairs Department (ECA) announced the selection of Puerto Rico-based artist collaborative Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla as the United States’ representation to the 54th International Art continue reading »