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Serafina Herrera de Sugasti (PAN, 1901-2015)

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Serafina Herrera de Sugasti (21 May 1901 4 Aug 2015) is the oldest known person ever from Panama, having died at the age of 114 years, 75 days. Her age is now validated by LAS.

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The article linked about provides details about her biography. 

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Aged 111:

One month before turning 112.

 

 

 

 

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She was also most likely the oldest living person in Latin America at the time of her death. 


   
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Impressive to see a 114 yo lady in Panama! In comparison, Belgium, a more populated country, has never produced a 113 yo person yet!

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@independentthinker True, but let's remember the differences between Belgian and Panamanian climate and 20th century history.

Congratulations to the LAS team for this great validation!

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@independentthinker That is not the right comparison. The right comparison is comparing the country’s populations at the time when the supercentenarians were born. In 1900, Panama had a population similar to Luxembourg (250 000). Belgium itself could be compared to Argentina (6 millions VS 4 million). I have seen a lot of people comparing the countries with their current population but that isn’t realistic. 


   
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@independentthinker That is not the right comparison. The right comparison is comparing the country’s populations at the time when the supercentenarians were born. In 1900, Panama had a population similar to Luxembourg (250 000). Belgium itself could be compared to Argentina (6 millions VS 4 million). I have seen a lot of people comparing the countries with their current population but that isn’t realistic. 

You're right. I should be more thorough next time. Nevertheless, comparing Panama's population to Belgium's in 1900 strenghthens even more what I wrote previously 😉

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@independentthinker indeed, it makes it even more impressive. Far more…that’s why I wanted to highlight my small point. 


   
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