A year later

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Despite dismal rains that went on all afternoon, a year after the disappearance of the 43 teaching students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, about 25,000 marchers (that figure according to a Mexican newspaper) converged on the zócalo here in Mexico City last Saturday afternoon, September 26. Some observers pointed to a sense of frustration that marching against the government has become the norm here, rather than concrete political action. According to most recent polls, President Enrique Peña Nieto's approval ratings hover around 35 per cent, no doubt in part due to lack of a credible government response to the disappearances.