Anger is growing in Mexico over a fire at a government-run day-care center that claimed its 46th child this weekend, CNN reported.
Parents of the dead children and their supporters have held two noisy rallies in Hermosillo, the city in northwestern Mexico where the fire broke out June 5. They blame the government for laxity in enforcing safety regulations, for conducting a weak investigation and for failing to punish anyone in the 10 days since the fatal blaze.
"It is my fault for trusting them," parent Roberto Zavala said at a rally Saturday in front of the Sonora governor's office. "I am responsible for the death of my child. Mr. Governor: Here is one of those responsible you are looking for. Come get me. I am waiting for you."
The rally was televised nationwide by CNN affiliate TV Azteca.
"If there is no justice from the authorities, there will be vengeance from the people," Zavala shouted to great cheers.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has promised a full investigation.