Venezuelan man crowned world’s oldest person, marks 113th birthday

Juan Vicente Perez Mora
Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora, declared the oldest person in the world by Guinness World Records last week, will hit 113 years old on May 27, 2022 (Photo: RTV/CBS)

TACHIRA, VENEZUELA (CBS) — Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora, declared the oldest person in the world by Guinness World Records last week, will hit 113 years old on Friday.

Perez Mora, who enjoys good health and a cup of strong aguardiente liquor every day, has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren, Guinness said in a press release.

Apart from slightly elevated blood pressure and hearing problems due to his age, Perez Mora is in very good health and does not take medication, said Enrique Guzman, a physician from a clinic in San Jose de Bolivar, in Venezuela’s Tachira state.

“I consider that with his activity with his hygiene and with his diet, he is a person who I think will live to see more years,” Guzman said.

Perez Mora became the world’s oldest person after Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, who was born on Feb. 11, 1909 in Spain, died in January aged 112 years and 341 days old.

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