Our beloved Chepito (José Uriel de Los Ángeles Delgado Corrales), the oldest Tico, celebrated on Sunday, March 10, 2019, his 119th birthday.
Chepito, at 119, is the oldest Tico
The party was held at the Chepito’s home in Piedades de Santa Ana nursing home (hogar de ancianos), where he danced, ate queque (cake) and blew out the “candelitas” (candles).
Many wonder, why doesn’t Chepito hold the Guinness record for the oldest person in the world when the oldest man ever whose age has been verified is Jiroemon Kimura (1897–2013) of Japan, who died at the age of 116 years, 54 days.
The key word is “verified”.
Dadiany Dinatteo, administrator of the nursing home explained that the sisters of the home have provided Guinness, on two occasions, the necessary documentation, however,