Plaza de Mayo is located in the center of downtown Buenos Aires and is the focal point of political life in the city. Located around this square are several important political buildings including- Casa Rosada (the executive government branch building), City Hall, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the May Pyramid, the Secretaria de Inteligencia (head of the Argentinian Intelligence agency) and Cabildo (the former city council).
Every Thursday afternoon, the internationally celebrated human right's group known as the Mothers's of the Plaza de Mayo gather in front of the Casa Rosada wearing their iconic headscarfs. The women met while searching for their missing children and grandchildren who disappeared at the hands of the military dictatorship. The group has been meeting on the plaza every week for over 30 years in order to call attention to human rights abuses both past and present.