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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

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 »

JPMorgan “London Whale” Banker Fighting Extradition to U.S. from Home Country of Spain

The Spanish former JPMorgan banker arrested here Tuesday on U.S. charges arising from the bank's $6 billion "London Whale" scandal was released on his own recognizance after vowing to fight extradition to the United States. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Technology Offers Better Security than More Border Fencing

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s announcement that she will be leaving her cabinet post to head up the University of California system injects even more uncertainty into the fate of the on-again, off-again development of a so-called virtual fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 204th Year of Independence

Today, all of Ecuador is celebrating and rejoicing its 204-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

Border Agents Seize $4 Million in Pot near Laguna Beach from Mexico

Customs and Border Protection agents on Tuesday intercepted a boat carrying a cargo of marijuana valued at more than $4 million and arrested two Mexican men. continue reading »

Bus-Truck Collisoin Leaves 14 Dead and 33 Injured in Venezuela

At least 14 people died and 33 others were injured Wednesday in a head-on crash between a bus and a truck in the central Venezuelan state of Guarico, the Civil Protection Service reported. continue reading »

REPORT:  Piolin Ousted Due to Alleged Sexual Harassment of Male Co-Worker

When the ‘Piolin en la Mañana’ syndicated radio program on Univision Radio was suddenly cancelled last week long-time, fans were left without much to go on. Everyone, including industry insiders, was asking why one of Spanish-language radio’s superstars was so quickly dismissed. continue reading »

Guess How Founder of Medellin Cartel & Pablo Escobar’s Partner Died

Guess how the co-founder of the infamous Medellin cocaine cartel and partner of fabled narco Pablo Escobar died? continue reading »

Venezuela’s Youth Orchestras Aim to Bring Classical Music to the Masses

Giving 1 million poor children access to a rigorous musical education is the goal of Venezuela's National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras, a distinguished young conductor who emerged from "The System" said here Wednesday. continue reading »

Police Chief Kills the Town’s Mayor in Veracruz, Mexico

The mayor of Aquila, a town in eastern Mexico, was gunned down by a police commander following a "heated argument," the Veracruz state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Mexican Cyclist Biking from NYC to Saltillo Advocating for Immigration Reform

Armando Mendou Rosales is no ordinary long-distance cyclist, he is a man on a bike with a mission bringing attention to the issues of immigration reform and the importance of the Latino vote. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, Largest Bankruptcy in Country’s History

This afternoon the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection making it the largest bankruptcy in the history of the country at $18 to $20 billion. continue reading »

Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Spanish Galleon Found at Ocean’s Bottom near Florida

A total of 48 gold "escudos" making up part of the treasure from a 17th-century galleon have been recovered on Florida's east coast, the media reported Monday. continue reading »