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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

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 »

Celebrating Frida Kahlo on the Anniversary of Her Death

Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of Mexico’s greatest artist Frida Kahlo. Her real name is Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon born in Coyoacán on July 6, 1907. She died at age 47 after suffering with lifelong health problems stemming from a traffic accident in her teenage years and childhood polio. continue reading »

Cuba Cataloging Its Pre-Columbian Archaeological Sites, Over 3,000 Identified

A project to catalogue Cuba's pre-Columbian archaeological sites has pinpointed the locations of more than 3,200 indigenous settlements, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

The National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, announced the discovery of 30 pre-Columbian burials and a pyramid in an ancient settlement in eastern Mexico that could be up to 2,000 years old. continue reading »

Roberto Bolaño’s “2666” and “The Savage Detective” Available for First Time as e-Books

Fans of the late, great Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño are getting a treat this week as two of his novels have become available in e-Book format for the first time. His hefty 898 page tome “2666” and “The Savage Detectives” are now available electronically by Picador. continue reading »

Mexican National Gets Asylum after Cartel Kill 11 Family Members

The U.S. government has granted Mexican national Christian Chaidez asylum after narco-sponsored extortionists executed 11 family members. continue reading »

Raymond Rodriguez: Chronicler of Mass Mexican Deportations during Great Depression, Dies at 87

The chronicler of the mass deportation of over 1 million Mexican and Mexican-Americans during the Great Depression and author of “Decade of Betrayal” has died at 87. continue reading »

Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano Spewing Ash & Steam – Flights Cancelled

One of Mexico’s most active volcanoes, Popocatepetl, is giving airlines a lot of headaches today. More than 40 flights in and around Mexico City have been cancelled as a result of ash and steam spewing out of the crater. continue reading »

Mexican and Central American Consulates See Surge in Immigration Document Requests

Mexican and Central American consulates in the United States are registering an increase in requests for official documents and, according to the Central American Resource Center, they must increase their available resources to be prepared if immigration reform is passed. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologist to Map Ancient Mayan City of Chactun

Specialists are developing a map of archaeological sites in a little-known Mayan region in Mexico's Campeche state, where an ancient city now known as Chactun was discovered this year, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Brazil Moves Forward with Referendum on Massive Political Reforms

The administration of President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday formally asked Brazil's Congress to convene a referendum on a wide-ranging political overhaul. continue reading »

J Lo’s Messy Money-Grab:  Performs for Dictator and All Around Bad Guy

Jennifer Lopez has gotten herself into a bit of a public relations mess with her obvious money grab in accepting an invitation to perform for the President of Turkmeninstan, Gurbanguly Berdiimuhamedow, better known as a dictator in international circles. continue reading »

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

Five Latina women have brought a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department for not providing Spanish-speakers when they were involved in domestic abuse situations. continue reading »