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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

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 »


Headlines news throughout Mexico continue reading »


Morning headline news throughout Guatemala continue reading »

Feliz Cumpleaños to our Beloved Dora the Explorer

Our little niña, Dora the Explorer, is turning 10 and the famed, fabled and regular folk are celebrating her last decade on the American television landscape. The show debuted on Nickelodeon in 2000 introducing us to this good-hearted, curious 7-year as she travels going on adventures with her countless best friends and continue reading »


Morning headline news throughout Guatemala continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Judge Susan Bolton Rules on SB1070 BLOCKING Key Portions

Judge Susan Bolton in ruling on SB1070 deemed “Show Me Your Papers” as a restriction of personal liberty and concluded immigration should remain a federal not state issue, striking down and putting on hold the most controversial elements continue reading »

Mad Mel, Minutemen and Immigration – Not a Movie Plot!!

When you hear the name Mel Gibson you think movie blockbuster, well OK maybe not anymore. What you don’t expect to hear, even in these Mel-is-a Maniac days is Mel, Minutemen and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the same breath. continue reading »

A Great Divide in American Sentiment

Most media outlets and pundits report that the majority of American’s are in favor of the legislation and hope to see it enacted in their state. Some reports also claim that Hispanic American’s favor the legislation, continue reading »

Hispanic American’s with Disabilities Celebrate ADA’s 20-Year Anniversary

Today, President Obama and the nation celebrate the signing of the groundbreaking legislation, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), twenty years ago. ADA was signed by then President George H.W. Bush and prohibits continue reading »


Morning headline news throughout Mexico continue reading »


Morning headline news throughout Guatemala continue reading »