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Bolivian farmer says he is 123-years old

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Could this be the world’s oldest person? Carmelo Flores Laura lives high in the Bolivian mountains and says he’s 123 years old. Mr. Flores Laura was born on July 16, 1890, according to his government identification card. Bolivia’s Electoral Tribunal confirmed his identity and his age. “His residence is in Frasquia, and as a profession he is a farmer,” the office told AFP. According to the document, this Bolivian Methuselah was born in the same year as Charles de Gaulle. According to the Guinness World Records, the world’s oldest person whose age could be verified was a French woman, Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Government officials said that they will approach Guinness to update their records with information on him. — AFP

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