(Source CNN Español) - A 131-year man claims to be the oldest in the world and live within the state of Acre, a small town in the middle of Brazilian Amazon.
His case is not registered in the Guinness Book of Records, so Asians with their healthy lifestyle still bearing the title of longevity, but may soon lose it.
José Coelho de Souza was born on March 10, 1884 in the town of Meruoca, in the state of Ceará, according to his birth certificate was made public when an official of the National Social Security Institute of Brazil claimed on Facebook that an Brazil was the oldest man in the world.
"The supercentenary" as they are told to accumulate more than 110 candles on her birthday cake, was four when slavery was abolished in Brazil. He witnessed the end of the Spanish empire and two world wars.
The inhabitant of the community do Alcântara Stretch, known as Don João, he lives with his wife of 62 years and a teenage granddaughter. She married at 93 and had three children. His wife says "there are days when it is lucid, but others do not even know who their children."