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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

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 »

Missing Children Case in Belize Highlight Influence of Occult in Region

It’s day eight and the disappearance of two siblings from Toledo, Belize remains a mystery. Since Monday police have been scouring the area, but up to now, there are continue reading »

New and Established Artists Lead in Nominations for Latin Grammy’s (VIDEO)

The 11th Annual Latin Grammy announced its nominations today from Hollywood’s Avalon nightclub. The list once again reflects a wide array of established and rising talent from across the Latin music world. Mario Domm (lead singer of the Mexican ban Camila), Jorge Drexler (Uruguayan songwriter), Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro Sanz lead with four nominations each. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Brazil on Your 188th Year of Independence

Today, all of Brazil is celebrating and rejoicing its -year old independence from the Portuguese. The Portuguese arrived in the 1532 and stayed for close to 300 years as it settled the region and colonized native populations. continue reading »

Mexican Plane Crash Kills Well-Known Politicians

Over the weekend a plane carrying several politicians from President Felipe Calderon's National Action Party (PAN) were killed. Congressman Gillermo Zavaleta and Juan Huerta and other local party leaders were amongst continue reading »

Lady Gaga Bringing ‘Alejandro’ to Mexico (VIDEO)

Lady GaGa or La Dama GaGa as she is known in Spanish is coming to Mexico for the first time. Tickets for the ‘Monster Ball’ go on sale this Monday, September 6th. She will be performing in Zapopan, Mexico at the Estadio Tres on May 3, 2011 and in Mexico City’s Foro Sol on May 5, 2011. continue reading »

Does Finding God on my iPhone Mean I Won’t Go to Hell?

As one of 33 million Catholic Latinos in the U.S. I am well versed on the rosary, novenas, penance and the versatile uses of holy water when one is in hot water. And as an American born and raised in this country I am also well versed in looking for ways to do things more efficiently and quickly. continue reading »

MEXICO MORNING HEADLINES

Morning headline news throughout Mexico continue reading »

Mexico City Prepares for Natural Disaster

About 10,000 civil servants in the Mexican capital will receive specialist training in disaster risk reduction under a United Nations-backed initiative to better protect the city, which is vulnerable to devastating earthquakes. continue reading »