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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

They’re Getting Clever! Drug Cartel Submarine and Cocaine World Cup Statue Seized by Authorities

The drug cartels are getting creative - this weekend authorities, in separate incidents, seized a full-sized submarine for drug smuggling and a replica World Cup made of cocaine. continue reading »

MYSTERY:  Colombian Beauty Killed Weeks After Husband Was

Colombian TV personality, Ivone Gomez, was gunned down by a motorcycle assailant as she was leaving a Cali gym.  She was killed in the same neighborhood her husband, Jose Trujillo,… continue reading »

Major Drug Arrests Made in Juarez, Mexico

Juarez police announced the arrest of ten alleged members of the Azteca gang, who serve as enforcers for the Juarez drug cartel.  Following on a tip police arrested the gang… continue reading »

Many Remain Unidentified in Mexican Mine Mass Grave

Mexican authorities are starting to identify the 64 bodies in the Taxco mine shaft they uncovered last May. Thus far only eight bodies have been identified. continue reading »

¡GOOOAL! Mexico Wins Big

In World Cup play Mexico resoundingly beat France with a 2-0 score; both goals occurring in the second half of the game. The first goal was made by Javier Hernandez who plays for the Guadalajara club team like his legendary grandfather Tomas Balcazar. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Agatha Ravages Central America

Several hundred people are dead across Central America as the first tropical storm of the season sweeps in from the Pacific Ocean. Tropical Storm Agatha has left many dead, mudslides, massive sink holes and power outages in its wake. In an attempt to secure aid, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have all declared a state of emergency. Guatemala appears to have taken the brunt of the storm with over 90 people dead and many more reported missing. Guatemala's infrastructure has been so damaged that certain parts of the country are inaccessible, even as the storms move over the western mountain ranges. This only added to the country's woes as it is also dealing with a volcano erupting. continue reading »

Salute to Santos Merendon A Most Unlikely American

The call came yesterday; my padrino Santos had passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. This very proud, quiet and dignified man had come to the end of his road and I was saying good-bye to the first entrepreneur I had ever known, a distinction I don’t think he quit understood. continue reading »

Feliz Víspera de Todos Los Santos, a.k.a. HAPPY HALLOWEEN

It is time for new costumes at the Walgreen household; we have been living with the Disney costumes for far too long. There appears to be an interest in vampires and outer space aliens, my young children are convinced they need to belong to another world not the dictatorship known as mom’s house. Low and behold what do I find on line, continue reading »

Alberto Needs A New Padrino!

The scandal plagued former U.S. Attorney General and loyal Bushie, Alberto Gonzales lands an obscure job helping minority college students find their way? ?POR QUE? continue reading »

Living High WITH the Hogs!

Excitement surged when I heard that the high-heeled and the well heeded where being sought out to share personal thoughts and insights for this premiere issue of Michigan Avenue. I anxiously awaited my call. Yes, the tiara of the high life was a bit tarnished and gathering dust out here in the North Shore but still faintly glittered with memories of fabled fete’s and fast travels. continue reading »

Chicago’s Very Own Oscar

What tall, good-looking, well-known man known mostly by his first name calls Chicago home? No silly not Barack, its Oscar as in Academy Awards. As all of us are preparing for the 81st Academy Award season Oscar, the statuette has slowly been making its way from its Chicago confines to the Academy’s offices in Los Angeles. continue reading »