BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, November 16, 2015 – Puerto Rican Hector
Cardona was re-elected unanimously for a fourth-term (2015-19)
as president of the Central American and Caribbean Sport
Organization (CACSO) during the 46th General Assembly
held in Barranquilla, Colombia, the host city of the XXIII
Central American and Caribbean Games in the summer of 2018.
The 31 countries members of CACSO took part in the assembly
where they discussed several points regarding the operation of
the institution as well as the complete reports by the
president, the treasurer and the commission for candidates to be
The territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Martin and French
Guyana were accepted provisionally. There was also a report from
the Organizing Committee of the XXIII Games schedule in
Barranquilla from July 19 to August 3 of 2018.
Other reports included the Olympic Solidarity program as well as
the Cartan Travel Agency in charge of the touristic packages for
the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The assembly also page
homage of remembrance to the late Mario Vazquez Raña of Mexico,
Reinaldo Gonzalez of Cuba, Fidel Mendoza of Colombia and
Fernando Romero and Papelón Borges of Venezuela.
During the meeting CACSO recognized Sara Rosario, president of
the Puerto Rican Olympic Committee as recipient of the Women and
Sport award presented by the International Olympic Committee two
days earlier in Lausanne, Switzerland. The participants also
received a DVD containing the history of the CAC Games whose
first edition took place in 1926 and will be celebrating its 90th
anniversary next year.
Besides Cardona, the other members elected to the Executive
Committee are Steve Stoute of Barbados as First Vice President,
Carlos Padilla of Mexico and Baltazar Medina of Colombia as
Second and Third Vice President, respectively, Eduardo Alvarez
of Venezuela, General Secretary, and Carlos Amado of Panama as
Treasurer. The five positions as members went to Judy Simmons of
Bermuda, Salvador Jimenez of Honduras, Ruperto Herrera of Cuba,
Christopher Samuda of Jamaica and Hans Larsen of Haiti.