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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

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 »

Adios to Outgoing President Alvaro Uribe - Latin American Style

Four Latin American presidents sent video serenades to the outgoing President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe. Four traditional Mexican mariachi ballads were sent to the man who led Colombia for eight years and has many of the current Latin American President's respects. continue reading »

Read a Book Over the Weekend: There Are 129,864,880 to Pick From

A little interesting factoid brought to you by Google: there are 129,864,880 books in the world. Google knows this, well because they’re Google and because they have to digitize all of them. Note that these do not include duplications or reprints because the figure would go up to 600,000,000. No, there are 129,864,880 unique books to choose from to read over the weekend. Get going because more original titles are added daily. continue reading »

The Mysterious Deaths of Prisoners In Puerto Rico Investigated

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has concluded its four year probe into prisoner deaths in Puerto Rico and what they have found is disturbing and calls for an investigation of possible human rights violations. continue reading »

It’s a BAD Time to Be “MessyCon” or “Mexican” Says Mom

This weekend’s visit with mamita was rather painful. ¿Por Que? you ask. She was on a roll with another one of her paranoid monologues fueled by Geritol, gin and my Tia Lolita, hate monger extraordinaire, and needed to let me know once again: It’s a BAD time to be a “MessyCon” which is the English-is-not-your-first-language translation of Mexican. Ever since her beloved Senator ‘Mc Aint’ (ever going to be President) also known as Senator John McCain, Mexico-bashed and flipped-flopped and flopped-flipped on immigration, she became convinced all peoples hate Mexicans. continue reading »

Is a National American Latino Museum Still a Good Idea?

In September of this year Congress will be deciding on whether to have a national museum, dedicated to the American Latino and their contributions, go up in Washington D.C. and become part of the Smithsonian museum Mall. continue reading »

UN Visits Guatemala to Discuss Unyielding Poverty

The head of the United Nations (UN) rural development arm, Kanayo F. Nwanze, today began an official visit to Guatemala to talk with the country’s leaders today about ways of alleviating poverty and tackling environmental challenges. continue reading »

CONGRATULATIONS! A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez, the 35-year old New York Yankee super star just hit his 600th career home run. The 600 or more home-run-hits club is a rarefied one with only six other players and they include legends like Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. Rodriguez is the youngest to enter this club at age 35 while Babe Ruth was 36 when he hit his 600th home run. continue reading »