Monterrey's Casino Royale is home to Mexico's worst massacre since a gang crackdown over five years ago.
The arson attack occurred shortly after 3pm Thursday afternoon as armed men burst into the doors, lined the floors with flammable liquid, and lit the place in blazes.
Witnesses say they saw at least a dozen men rush in during the act of terror. Some say the men gave a quick warning to the casino's visitors, yelling "everyone get out" just moments before executing their plan.
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Actor turned activist, Nicolas Cage, has decided to fight for what he believes in.
He is asking everyone to put up a united fight against organized crime and help victims of human trafficking.
Last year Cage was named a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice. Now he just recently spoke out at a conference to let people know more about this problem.
At the conference which was held to help raise support for a U.N Convention to curb the increase of organized crime in Vienna, Austria, he explained:
"Organized crime is too big for communities or even states to confront on their own. States must work together… No part of the world is immune to trafficking and organized crime."
Cage made sure to address the growing problem in impoverished countries where many have to turn to drugs and prostitution.
Cage also has admitted that he think he may eventually quit acting and take action since being a Goodwill Ambassador is one of the most important things he has done.
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