Carmelo Flores Laura

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Carmelo Flores Laura
Born July 16, 1906
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Bolivia
Known for Claimed to be the World's Oldest Person in Recorded History
Spouse deceased
Children 3

Carmelo Flores Laura (born July 16, 1906)[1] is an unverified supercentenarian from Bolivia. Laura claimed that he was 127 years old,[2] but his actual age was proven to be 107 years old.[3]

Laura was born on July 16, 1890 in Bolivia.[1]

Carmelo Flores Laura worked for the rancher who owned Frasquia, a rural area of Bolivia near Lake Titicaca, until 1952. At that time, the government seized the land and redistributed it to peasants such as Flores. He has lived there since, never traveling father than La Paz, 80 kilometres (50 mi) from his home.[2]

Flores had three children, one of which is alive as of 2013 (Cecilio, aged 67). He has 40 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. His wife died in the 2000s.[2]

The Bolivian government is planning to officially honor Flores as "a living heritage" of the Bolivian people.[3]

A police ID card and entry in the civil registry stating Flores was born on July 16, 1890 were shown to reporters.[2][4] If proven, that would make him 123 years old as of July 2013. The longest fully documented lifespan in history is 122 years and 164 days, achieved by France's Jeanne Calment.[2]

Flores himself only said "I should be about 100 years old or more," when asked about his age.[2] certificate that indicated Flores was actually 107 rather than his claimed age of 123.[3]

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