The r-trilled chant greeted Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, who paid his respects in a brief visit to Versailles restaurant in Little Havana this afternoon.
"This is just to show how important Florida is to us,'' he told a horde of supporters and English-and Spanish-language media. "I believe your primary is going to decide the Republican nomination of the president of the United States." He added: "If you need one group on your side to win in Florida, it's the Cuban community."
Asked whether he supported a grand jury indictment of Raul Castro for the Brothers to the Rescue shootdown, the former federal prosecutor said: "You are entitled to a full and complete investigation. Probably even more than ever as we face the possibility of Fidel Castro passing power to Raul Castro. His complicity has got to be determined."
Giuliani was also asked if he would participate in a Dec. 9 debate at the University of Miami to be broadcast on Univision, the most popular Spanish-language television network. "We will try to do it,'' he said. "We can't possibly do all the debates we're invited to."