In statements to the sports website, Jit, Manso characterized the decision as recognition to Cuba's judo performance worldwide.
He added that this corresponds to Cuba's work and recognition in the discipline. Manso also said that this is a commitment to maintain the advances of the current programs of the International Judo Federation.
The Cuban Judo Commissioner was not able to attend the Congress due to Washington's denial to issue an entry visa held at Miami Milton Airport Hotel where 22 nations participated and also approved new regulations of the confederation.
However, Manso celebrated Cuba's recognition in the field and thanks the International Judo Federation, especially its President Marius Vizer for supporting the discipline on the island.
Manuel Larrañaga from Mexico was unanimously selected as new President while Canadian Michael Tamura was reelected its Vice President, Uruguayan Ignacio Aloise as General Secretary.
Also selected were Chilean Aquiles Gomez (Treasurer), Puerto Rican Porfirio Garcia (Director of Education) and Bolivian Juan Jose Paz (Solidarity).
Selected as Directors during the first meeting were Peruvian Carlos Zagarra (Sports), Cuban Uvelino Moreno (Doctor), Argentinean Ovidio Garnero (Referee), Mexican Liliana Estrada (Ethics) and US Jose Humberto Rodriguez (administration). / ACN.