Cartel AyotzinapaSome countries, like slumbering spring bulbs, take a long time to break through the frozen earth.
Like Mexico.
To quote David Lida’s blog (davidlida.com):

“When I first noticed the enormous public outrage about the kidnapping, torture and, most probably, murder of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, last September, I wondered why everyone was reacting so strongly. … I couldn’t help but ask myself, where have these people been for the past ten years? Asleep, like Rip Van Winkle? Don’t they know that in Mexico people are murdered and disappeared every day, victims of a state – politicians, the police and the armed forces – that colludes with drug cartels and gangsters, or are the gangsters themselves? …Finally, I – and many others – have come to see Ayotzinapa as the straw that broke the camel’s back.”