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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

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 »

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists along with researchers from National Geographic have announced the unprecedented discovery of a 1,200-year-old undisturbed royal tomb believed to belong to the elusive Wari civilization. continue reading »

Ecuador to U.S. ¡Adios! We Don’t Need Your Economic Aid

The Ecuadorian government said Thursday that it is voluntarily relinquishing U.S. trade preferences after Washington lawmakers called for the benefits to be revoked if Quito grants asylum to whistle-blower Edward Snowden. continue reading »

Law Authoritizing Elective Abortions in Uruguay Survives Call for Referendum

A proposal for a national referendum on undoing the Uruguayan Congress' decision to decriminalize abortion garnered only 234,670 votes, far fewer than the 655,000 needed to secure a plebiscite, electoral officials said Monday. continue reading »

ECUADOR: Snowden Cites “Danger of Persecution” in Bid For Asylum in Country

Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has filed a request for asylum in Ecuador, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said Monday. continue reading »

FBI Kept File on Mexican Author Carlos Fuentes, Labeled a Subversive

The FBI has just released documents under the Freedom of Information Act showing Mexican author Carlos Fuentes was a target of investigation for over two decades by U.S. authorities. continue reading »

How did Luis de la Garza Go from Latino Leader to the “Mesh Mask Bandit” Bank Robber?

This week Texas FBI captured the prolific bank robber dubbed the “Mesh Mask Bandit” who is tied to at least 19 bank robberies in northern Texas. continue reading »