Brazil woman becomes world's oldest person at 114

May 18, 2011 23:44

RIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian great-great grandmother, Maria Gomes Valentim, is the world's oldest living person at the age of 114 and 313 days, Guinness World Records said on Wednesday.

Valentim is the first Brazilian to hold the title after her claim was authenticated by the world records authority.

Previous titleholder, Besse Cooper from Monroe, Georgia, is 48 days younger and is now the "Oldest Living North American."

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