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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

Mexico’s Central Banker Agustin Carstens Named Bank Governor of the Year

Two international economic publications have hailed Agustin Carstens for his performance as head of Mexico's central bank. continue reading »

Culturally Relevant Commercials

Two commercials come to mind when I think of multinational companies attempting to attract the growing Hispanic market: Tide with Toque de Downy: Osito and Samsung Galaxy S4 – Meet the Parents. continue reading »

High Rise Collapses in Medellin, Colombia at Least 11 Missing

At least 11 people are missing in the collapse of a high-rise apartment building in Medellin, the capital of the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Fashion Power Couple Isabel & Ruben Toledo Launching Line for Plus-Size Women

Fashion power couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo have announced a collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant. The couple will design a fashion, outerwear, and accessories line for the retailer that sells to women size 14-to-28. The plus-size retailer has over 800 stores; the Toledo collection will launch in 500 stores initially. continue reading »

No End in Sight for 22-Day Old Steel Strike in Venezuela

A strike involving 14,000 workers at Venezuela's largest steelmaker, state-owned Sidor, has reached 22 days despite "bluster" from President Nicolas Maduro, and "no solution is on the horizon," labor leader Yunis Hernandez said Tuesday. continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez Really Believes He’s Done Nothing Wrong – Sues MLB

Alex Rodriguez has convinced himself that it is his employer, Major League Baseball, that is destroying his career and not his own alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. continue reading »

“Instructions Not Included” Becomes Most Successful Spanish-Language Film EVER

Last weekend saw "Instructions Not Included," a comedy starring Mexico's Eugenio Derbez, make history by becoming the country's most successful Spanish-language film ever. continue reading »

STUDY: Media Plays Role in Dehumanizing Immigrants and Refugees

A new study from Western University suggests that the news media may take advantage of an existing uncertainty and unease around immigration policies and the treatment of immigrants and refugees to create a crisis mentality in which these groups are portrayed as “enemies at the gate” attempting to invade western nations. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Yankee Alex Rodriguez Breaks Lou Gehrig’s Grand Slam Record

New York Yankee’s Alex Rodriguez has just set a major league grand slam record surpassing Lou Gehrig’s, another Yankee, record this Friday night. continue reading »

Did Tour of Spain Cycling Winner “Disappear” Shortly after Winning to Avoid Drug Testing?

Spain’s “Vuelta a España” race or Tour of Spain as it known amongst cyclists is not for the weak, the race is one month long over challenging terrain. Just ask this year’s winner that is if you can find him. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latino, African-American Families Face Continued Financial Instability 7 Yrs After Recession

A new report published today by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) shows that seven years after the start of the great depression Latino and African-American families continue to face financial instability. The continued finance hardship is attributed to the massive loss of wealth and assets tied to the housing market. continue reading »

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

On Wednesday the California Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments as to why the undocumented should be admitted to the state bar when it reviews the case of Sergio Garcia. continue reading »

Amazon Self-Publishing and Kindle Comes to Mexico

Amazon Mexico has just opened a Kindle store offering more than 2 million titles that includes the works of some of the great Spanish writers like Isabel Allende and Carlos Fuentes. Brazilian author Paulo Coelho is using this launch to announce the electronic release of his books ‘El Alquimista’ and ‘Once Minutes’ to Mexico. continue reading »

Real Madrid Says Adios to Ozil, Sent to Arsenal

Arsenal announced Monday that it acquired German midfielder Mesut Özil from Real Madrid for a transfer fee that set a new record for the Premier League club. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Building Collapses, 6 Dead and 24 Rescued under Debris

At least six people died when a two-story building under construction collapsed here Tuesday in Brazil's largest city, while 24 others were rescued alive from the wreckage, firefighters said. continue reading »