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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

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 »

SB 1070 In Effect (VIDEO)

What is thought to be the first filmed detention under the newly enacted SB1070 has been captured on the streets of Tucson. Portions of SB 1070 went into effect on July 29, 2010 after a temporary injunction barred the most controversial elements of it from being enacted. continue reading »

Colombiamoda Fashion Fair Deemed a Success and Lots of FUN

From pantless pants to skimpy bath suits you had it all at Colombiamoda Fashion Fair that closed on Thursday. Audiences saw established fashion brands like Maaji, Leonisa, and Agua Bendita highlight their new designs. While designers like Silvia Therassi and Santacruz were greeted with thunderous applause. Latin American fave designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, did not disappoint with her swim line that had a lot of color but little fabric. continue reading »

Why Criminals are TONTO - DUMB!

The Department of Homeland Security proudly announced the successful prosecution and conviction of Emmanuel Rios for smuggling heroin into the U.S. The expectation would be that an exhaustive investigation took place and that Mr. Rios was highly skilled in concealing illegal drugs – NOT SO. continue reading »

Coast Guard Returns Cuban Migrants Found off Florida’s Coast

The Coast Guard interceded a rustic vessel with 11 Cuban migrants aboard approximately 53 miles south of Florida. Aboard the foam vessel were 9 males and 2 female Cuban migrants that were later returned to Cuba. continue reading »

We’re Coco Loco for Perez as Idol Judge

HS-News is throwing its might, which might be slight, behind, in front and on the side of Perez Hilton as the next American Idol Judge. As everyone knows Ellen DeGeneres has stepped down after a short tenure and rumors are rampant who might fill her “sneaker shoes” on the show. If Kara, “I fall asleep every time you talk”, DioGuardi also leaves as has been reported there are three spots available and plenty of room to add some Latin spice to the show. continue reading »