Two representatives of LongeviQuest had the honor to visit Sr. Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, the world’s oldest living man, on his 114th birthday on 27 May 2023.
Sr. Pérez Mora was born in El Cobre, Tachira, Venezuela, on 27 May 1909. In 1938, he married Ediofina del Rosario García, with whom he had eleven children. In January 2021, the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS) officially validated his age, making him the first validated Venezuelan supercentenarian. Now, more than two years later, he becomes the first validated man in over a decade to reach the age of 114.
The celebration party held in his hometown of San José de Bolívar, Táchira, Venezuela was attended by the commissioner and director of LongeviQuest América, Fabrizio Villatoro of Mexico, and one of the leading researchers in South America, Esteban González Olase of Uruguay. During the visit, LongeviQuest congratulated and celebrated his longevity, and presented Sr. Pérez Mora with a trophy in honor of his status as the world’s oldest living man and Venezuela’s oldest living person, along with a cake, flowers, and congratulations from fans from more than 13 countries around the world.
LongeviQuest sincerely extends our gratitude to Sr. Pérez Mora’s family for giving us permission and honor to visit him.
We deeply appreciate and thank our photographer Mr. Alejandro Gandica Escalona for the beautiful photos.
He was born on 8 May 1914 (claims 22 March 1911) in Palmarito near Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal Province, Dominical Republic where he is still currently living right now.
He attended the Santa Eduvigis festivities in El Algarrobo, Moca around 1940 where he met Aurelia Almánzar. The couple got married soon after and had 12 children overall. He provided for his family by working in the agricultural field.
For more information, please view Mr. Reynoso’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest has confirmed that Marita Camacho Quirós, former First Lady of Costa Rica, has reached the age of 112. Sra. Camacho Quirós is the oldest verified living person in Costa Rica, as well as the longest-living First Lady (or Presidential Spouse) of any nation in world history.
Sra. Camacho Quirós was the First Lady of Costa Rica during the Presidency of her husband, Francisco Orlich Bolmarcich, from 1962 to 1966. During her time as First Lady, Sra. Camacho Quirós traveled extensively and met with notable historical figures such as Pope John XXIII, Francisco Franco, and U.S. Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Sra. Camacho Quirós also used her time as First Lady to advocate for the poor, specifically focusing on projects to provide housing to those without permanent homes.
Sra. Camacho Quirós has lived in Costa Rica for her entire life. She was widowed in 1969, but today enjoys the frequent company of many close family members including multiple great-grandchildren.
One of the few supercentenarians known for reasons other than longevity, her status as a supercentenarian was formally documented by Latin American Supercentenarians based on the research of Fabrizio Villatoro, who now leads LongeviQuest’s research activities in Latin America.