Hebe de Bonafini — one of the original Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo who defied the military dictatorship in the 1970s — insists she is being targeted because of her constant criticism of President Mauricio Macri.
The case of José López epitomizes the fall of the once mighty Kirchneristas. The former minister was arrested last month trying to donate $9 million dollars to some nuns in a convent.
With Rousseff almost certain to lose the upcoming impeachment vote in the senate on May 11, her controversial vice president, Michel Temer, is preparing to take over the job and promising austerity measures when he does.
A new right wing president in Argentina and the gathering force of the opposition in Venezuela has left the longtime dominance of leftist governments in Latin America looking shaky.
Macri pledged to move the country away from the confrontational politics of outgoing president Cristina Fernández in an inauguration ceremony that came after two weeks of bitter bickering over the handover protocol.
These days Pope Francis and President Fernández pose together smiling for the cameras. Things used to be very different.