Full-page ads in newspapers Monday, one by major business organizations, demanded government action to punish culprits and pass long-delayed laws necessary to shut down traffickers and their money-laundering operations.
More than 2,000 people turned out Sunday in Monterrey to decry the casino arson and protest authorities' inability to protect citizens. Many called for the resignations of Calderon and Medina. "This was not an isolated incident … but the straw that broke the camel's back," activist Tatiana Clouthier, one of the organizers, said Monday on Milenio TV. "Maybe this will serve as the detonator for society to say they've had enough.""