1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



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

Salma Hayek “We Should Not Ask What Mexico Can do For Us, but What Can we do For Mexico” (VIDEO)

Salma Hayek just launched a public service announcement (PSA) in praise of her home country Mexico invoking a bit of President John F. Kennedy The Iniciativa Mexico PSA's feature different prominent Mexicans promoting change in the country through individual responsibility. The PSA's are also meant to highlight Mexico's achievements and are part of the country's year-long centennial celebration. continue reading »

J. Lo Inspires (No Joke) Latina Teen Book Series

Latina author, Veronica Chambers, has written a series of quick read books for the Hispanic teen called Amigas. The books tell the adventures and mishaps of four 15 year-old Miami Hispanic girls starting their continue reading »

Overpriced Penis Pumps a Cautionary Tale for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

I am always on the prowl for positive news on Hispanics and Latin America and God knows we need it. It simply has been an awful week, what with rabid bats in Peru, dengue in Honduras, killer bees in Mexico and just outright killers throughout Mexico. State side we have J Lo banished from American Idol for diva-ness, feces flung at Tila Tequila and the Army aggressively recruiting Hispanics to be “All That You Can Be”. continue reading »

Is there Some Monkey Business in Mexico’s Telecommunication Sector?

In July, Televisa announced it would team up w/ Nextel Mexico to go into the mobile phone business and therefore submit a bid to provide mobile telecommunication services at Mexican airports. The $14 million bid immediately came under scrutiny for being so low and being the only bid submitted. Under Mexican law, other competitors were barred from bidding due to their other large wireless holdings. Carlos Slim’s America Movil has paid close to $400 million f continue reading »

Caca, Tequila and Juggalos and its Just Monday

World news agencies, well not the serious ones anyway, reported a Hispanic performer was attacked by flying feces. Alarmed HS-News staff investigated and after a thorough investigation can report its only Tila Tequila, a non-Hispanic. continue reading »

Hispanic Market to be Key Army Recruiting Focus

The Army plans on spending over $150 million on its upcoming recruiting campaign “Army Strong” for all markets with a special emphasis on the Hispanic market. continue reading »

President Signs into Law Additional Funding for Border Security

UPDATE: Today President Barack Obama signed in law the Southwest Border bill, after Congressional and Senate approval, making $600 million available for border security. Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano was present for the signing; her department will be responsible for managing continue reading »

Start of Ramadan Being Observed by Muslims Throughout the World

Today is the start of Ramadan when Muslims around the world observe this holy period by fasting from dawn till dusk. This is a period of intense devotion, reflection and charitable giving for U.S. Muslims starting today through September 11, 2010. continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Own’s Wonder Dog - Chile

Superman had Krypto the Wonder Dog and U.S. Border Patrol now has its own version with Chile, the drug-sniffing dog. Chile, is a U.S. Border patrol dog that has earned the title “Wonder Dog” for his drug busts last week. continue reading »

Unemployed Homeowners Getting More Help to Keep Homes

The Obama Administration today announced additional support to help homeowners struggling with unemployment through two targeted foreclosure-prevention programs. continue reading »

Two Hispanics Receive Presidential Citizens Medals

President Barack Obama awarded 13 Presidential Citizens Medals at a White House ceremony and among this elite group were two Hispanics. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Colombian born Jorge Munoz received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian award after the Medal of Freedom, for their work in predominantly Latino communities. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 201th Year of Independence

Today, all of Ecuador is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

UN Urges Protection of World’s Indigenous People

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to step up efforts to improve living conditions of the planet’s indigenous communities and to protect them, saying they continue to suffer discrimination and poverty despite a United Nation declaration that aims to promote their rights. continue reading »

Mexico Sees Another Violent Weekend in Cartel Stronghold Areas

Mexico saw another violent weekend as President Felipe Calderon and the country’s intelligence director, Guillermo Valdes, revised the number of individuals killed in drug cartel violence continue reading »

Unemployment Numbers Remain High

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on Friday that the unemployment rate for July remained at 9.5% same as last month and only one tenth less than it was in July 2009 at 9.4%. There are 14.6 million Americans still not working. continue reading »