Saturday 12 June 2021

Tico Is The Oldest Man In The World!


Born in Costa Rica on March 10, 1900, José Delgado Corrales, better known as “Chepito”, is now the oldest man in the world with the death of Spaniard Salustiano Sanchez, Friday, holder of the world record for Oldest living man.

However, the supercentenarian will not be included in the Guinness World Records.

- Advertisement -

To qualify Chepito needs to be validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) or Guinness World Records.

Related: “Chepito” Celebrates His 113th Today!

His lack of documentation and/or testimony of friends or family attesting to his date of birth will keep Chepito out of the record books.

The director of the old age home where Chepito has lived for the last 17 years, sister Dadiany Dematero explained that the documents were sent to Guinness in March of this year, after Chepito’s 113th birthday.  “We thought he would have been verified easily”, said sister Dadiany.

However, according to the nun, Guinness is requesting documents and/or testimony and the US$3.500 dollars to pay the costs for someone from the organization to come to Costa Rica to fact check the information.

- Advertisement -

“For Guinness the ‘cédula‘ is not enough”, explained Dionisio Sibaja, head of the home’s board of directors.

Diego Brenes, an official with the Registro Civil, explains that the “cédula de identidad” is only valid in Costa Rica and to be recognized internationally it needs an “apostille“, to which the Registry has to provide a birth certificate and authenticated by the Foreign Ministry.

Source: La Teja

According to the nuns at the home, Chepito likes to eat and take walks and enjoys every minute of his life!

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cuba Plane Crash: Company ‘Had Safety Complaints’

Solidarity and investigations after the accident. Cuban authorities are investigating the...

The Volcanos Of Central America (By Country)

Among the things most loved by travelers to Central America is...


Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister absent from the summit of Central American presidents

QCOSTARICA - The Daniel Ortega government sent its ambassador to Costa Rica, Duilio Hernández, as its representative to the summit of Central American presidents...

The US improves travel alerts for Central America; Not Costa Rica and Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The United States has eased travel advisories for most Central American countries, with the exception of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, according to...

Will President Alvarado be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon?

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is just another citizen when it comes to covid-19 vaccination, given his young age and good health,...

Which countries could follow El Salvador by making it legal tender?

Q24N - El Salvador may be the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, but recent developments suggest that it might not be...

Kamala Harris begins tour in Guatemala

Q24N - Arriving in the Guatemalan capital about two hours late, after the plane in which she was traveling had to turn around due...

Vaccine Tourism – A Practical Guide

By Amy Gdala, Guest Contributor - The US has a surplus of vaccines, while Costa Rica is struggling to supply sufficient numbers to citizens...

Costa Rica will have a system to reduce marine pollution

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica will have a system called "Interceptor" that will eliminate floating and suspended waste from the upper layer of its waters,...

Parking lots, a bull ring and shopping centers among the vaccination centers on Saturday

QCOSTARICA - Vaccination centers against covid-19 were transformed this Saturday to be able to vaccinate more people. Universities, civic centers, parking lots and even...

5.7 Quake jolts Costa Rica

2021-06-10 17:27:0.5, Magnitude: 5.76, Depth 10.0 km, Epicenter: 95.5 km Southwest Malpais de Puntarenas. The jolt was felt also in the Central Valley. No reports...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.