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Title: Claims From Nicaragua (Age 108+)
Description: All claims from Nicaragua age 108 & over

athyon - April 10, 2011 03:20 AM (GMT)
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Female - Carmen Lechado (Feb 05 1882 - Jan 16 2002) of Nicaragua

Feb 15 2007

Jan 17 2002

Grout, Carmen dies

I was about to turn 120 years, what made the title owner oldest woman in the country
Doña Carmen Grout died last night, just a few days shy of its 120 years, causing great commotion in the town corinteña.

Mariela Fernández
mariela.fernandez @

Yesterday, at about 7 and 30 pm, Dona Carmen Grout died unexpectedly, older women in Nicaragua.

At nearly 120 years, "Grandma," as affectionately called her at Corinth, moved from its home market, located four blocks away, where vendors took care of it because until a year ago Lechado selling flowers at the location.


Doña Carmen was a lady beloved by all the neighbors here, "was a pride to us that the oldest person in the country outside of our place, was a landmark, so much so that last year received a visit from Don Francisco, Sabado Gigante, also many people from different places come only to know, "said Dona Tere saddened Arana, who said he knew the century-old woman since she was a child.
Another person who was very fond of Dona Carmen is Mr. Francisco Navarro, who recently went looking for the market and walked around the harbor in his small car, which have very proud that the old lady said it was his.
According to journalist Jarquín Rafael Sandoval, Dona Carmen on Wednesday suffered the loss of a niece, "what the poor old lady apparently could not overcome."
The Feb. 5 older women would arrive at its 120 years, which unfortunately no longer be held.
As the people of Corinth were overflowing last night at the home of Dona Carmen, after the announcement through a "cheap" the death of the most famous woman of this port.
The funeral of Mrs. Grout was held today at two o'clock in the afternoon.

Aug 13 2001

Old ladies club organized centennial

Nicaraguans with over thirteen hundred years, including at 119 Dona Carmen
Old man over a hundred years old chatted over lunch yesterday with their guardians and managers of the Centennial Club, during its second national meeting, after attending Sunday Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Thirteen old man with more than one hundred years of life have joined the "Club of Centenarians", attended the celebrated homily Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo and then chatted a delicious lunch with their mentors and managers of civil association, during the celebration of its second national meeting held yesterday in Managua.

After the Sunday Mass, Cardinal Obando went to the old people and proceeded to bless them.

Brighten up your OLD AGE

They were then taken to a restaurant where they had lunch and participated in a cheerful piñata. Previously, the old lady Carmen Grout - which claims 119 years - originally from Corinth, and most of all his colleagues, received a gift of a color television. Doña Carmen was recently interviewed by the famous TV host Don Francisco, who wanted to know the oldest person in the country.

Carlos Valle, president of the Club's Centennial, "said the foundation of the civil agency intends to submit to the elderly old man from the different sectors of society to raise awareness of the need to contribute financially to help these people requiring treatment and attention.


The old are cared for by the "Club of Centenarians" with the voluntary financial contribution offered by their managers.

Valley said they intend to bring together private entrepreneurs and civil society personalities to sponsor each of the 32 old ladies have joined the club, whose legal status is still pending before the National Assembly.


The psychologist and leadership of the association of Centenarians, Josefina Murillo, gave a talk to the people in charge of caring for old people, and urged patience and remain calm for his behavior, considering that at that age people become children again.

Murillo called guardians of the old man not to mortify, nor bother to consider them a nuisance. Their work, estimated, is a "blessing from God."

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athyon - April 10, 2011 03:22 AM (GMT)
Female - Eva Rayo Potosme (May 18 1887) of Nicaragua

Jan 02 2004

Jul 01 2003

Woman claims she's 116.

Publication: Caribbean Update
Publication Date: 01-JUL-03 Format: Online
Full Article Title: Woman claims she's 116.(Eva Rayo Potosme)(Brief Article)

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Eva Rayo Potosme eats beef soup, shuns cosmetics and avoids alcohol - though she acknowledges to being arrested once for moonshining. Her children say she just turned 116 years old, reports AP (May 27, 2003). That would make her a candidate for the oldest person in the world, though relatives say her birth records were lost years ago in the registry of Niquianohomo a small town about 20 miles (33 kilometers) east of Managua, Nicaragua,reports AP (May 27, 2003). "The only headache" of her life, she said, was that her husband Eusebio Canda had a mistress. Even so, "She died before he did and it did not make me happy," she said. "I felt sorrow at her death." Rayo is not included on the Gerontology Research Group's list of 41 people confirmed to be 110 or more. The oldest, Kamato Hongo of Japan, is 115.

May 22 2003

LONG LIFE. Mrs. Eva Ray Potosme turned 116 years on Sunday. His age is confirmed by his family, although no records.

Unique woman turned 116 years

AP. Managua
Eva Rayo Potosme whose relatives claim could be the country's oldest and perhaps the world, supposedly turned 116 years on Sunday and celebrated with a piñata.
Doña Eva, who is bedridden in a wooden rocking chair for his brittle bones, lives in the town of Niquinohomo, about 33 kilometers east of the Nicaraguan capital.

"I love beef soup with vegetables and that's what I've taken my whole life," he said when asked about the recipe for longevity.

His relatives say they have documents to prove the age of Dona Eva because it destroyed in the Register of Persons of the people, but argue that her husband died at age 75 and was 38 years her junior.

With its very wrinkled skin and gray hair, the old woman says she never used cosmetics and what he liked most in his life was working "very hard."

"I traveled with my husband from Niquinohomo in an oxcart to the city of Granada (about 15 miles east) to sell fruit" he said.

"Back then there was no road and the roads are jammed full of mud the horse," he said.

Lucidly ensures that he never liked liquor, but were afraid to sell one called "cususa" with corn, banned by the Treasury, and was arrested.

Never enjoyed the holidays and the only headache that took his life, apart from 10 deliveries, was that her husband, Eusebio Canda had a mistress.

"She died before him and I was glad. Despite his death gave me, "he said.

One of his sons over 75 years has proven, the youngest of her grandchildren three years old.

Seven of his children still live and have given more than 40 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to listening very well, Mrs. Eva proved he still sings and sang an old song titled vernacular: Mama Chilindrá.

His daughter Mercedes, which is responsible for his care, said that Dona Eva has a voracious appetite.

"I suffer from hunger, but I'm free, just as when there is food because times are hard and sometimes there's nothing to eat," said the old ironically.

In his old house, where roosters, chickens, pigs, dogs and even a parrot, make tortillas to sell.

While she enjoyed her birthday party, adorned with pink balloons, three blocks away, in the town square, celebrating the 108. Th anniversary of the birth of General Sandino, a local hero who fought against intervention U.S. troops in this country in the 30's.

May 21 2003

Luis Hernandez, 4, with his great-grandmother Eva Rayo Potosme on her 116th birthday Sunday in Niquinihomo, east of Managua. Relatives claim she is the oldest person in Nicararagua

May 21 2003

Grandma may have unique longevity record

Eva Rayo Potosme next to your birthday cake 116. (PRESS / AP)

Niquinohomo Potosme MASAYA .- Eva Rayo, whose relatives could claim to be the oldest woman in the country and "maybe the world," supposedly turned 116 years last Sunday and is celebrated with a piñata.

Doña Eva, who is bedridden in a wooden rocking chair for his brittle bones, lives in the town of Niquinohomo, some 33 kilometers east of the Nicaraguan capital.

"I love beef soup with vegetables and that's what I've taken my whole life," he told the AP, when asked about the recipe for longevity.

His relatives say they have documents to prove the age of Dona Eva, "because they were destroyed in the Register of Persons" of the people, but argue that her husband died at age 75 and was 38 years her junior.

With its very wrinkled skin and gray hair, the old woman says she never used cosmetics and what he liked most in his life "was working.''

"I traveled with my husband from Niquinohomo in an oxcart to the city of Granada (about 15 miles east) to sell fruit" he said.

"Back then there was no road and the roads are jammed full of mud the horse," he said.

Lucidly ensures that he never liked liquor, but were afraid to sell one called "cususa" with corn, banned by the Treasury, and was arrested.

Neither liked the parties and "the only headache''he had in his life, apart from 10 deliveries, was that her husband, Eusebio Canda had a mistress.

"She died before him and I was glad. Despite his death gave me, "he said.

One of his sons over 75 years has proven, the youngest of her grandchildren three years old. Seven of his children still live and have given more than 40 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to listening very well, Mrs. Eva showed that even sing, and sang an old song titled vernacular "Chilindrá Mama."

His daughter Mercedes, who is responsible for his care, said Dona Eva has a voracious appetite.

"I suffer from hunger, but I'm honest, only when there is food, because times are hard and sometimes there's nothing to eat," said the old ironically.

In his old house, where roosters, chickens, pigs, dogs and even a parrot, made tortillas to sell.

While she enjoyed her birthday party, trimmed with pink balloons, three blocks away, in the town square, celebrating the 108 anniversary of the birth of Gen. Augusto C. Sandino, Nicaraguan hero who fought against the intervention of U.S. troops in this country in the 30's.

But Dona Eva says that she met and knew only Niquinohomo fled because he killed a man, "to a certain Dagoberto Rios."

She said she felt happy, because that day had a birthday, Pope John Paul II. We asked if he was not afraid to die and said, "Who wants to die?"

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athyon - April 10, 2011 03:23 AM (GMT)
Male - Ruperto Hernández López (Jun 13 1887 - Aug 10 2007) of Nicaragua

Aug 21 2007

Feb 15 2007

Aug 12 2007

Dies at 120 years the oldest man in Nicaragua
AFP | MANAGUA, Nicaragua
The oldest man in Nicaragua, Ruperto Hernández López, died on Friday after 120 years of age, reported Sunday the New Journal.
"She died the same young prankster, singer and dancer, although in these last days he could not speak much to his advanced age," said his son Virgilio Hernandez at his funeral on Saturday in the town of Ticuantepe, 20 kms south of the capital .
According to the newspaper, Hernández López was considered in the Guinness Book of Records as the second oldest man in the world after a Chinese citizen.
His longevity allowed him to meet prominent figures in the history of former Nicaraguan President José Santos Zelaya (1853-1919), father of the liberal revolution, and the Sandinista revolutionary hero Augusto Sandino, who fought in the mountains against U.S. intervention (1927-1933).
Don Rupert is the second longtime Nicaraguan who died this year after the death in February at 116 years of Petrona López Hernández.

Aug 12 2007

The oldest man in Nicaragua, the second longest in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, died Saturday night in a city of the department of Managua, after 120 years, one month and 29 days old. This is Ruperto Hernández López, according to the Guinness Book was the oldest of the country and second worldwide after a Japanese, Tomoji Tanabe, born Sept. 18, 1885. "The old oak tree died at 10:30 local time on August 11, still the same young prankster, singer and dancer, although in these last days he could not speak much to his advanced age," said his son Virgilio Hernandez, 81 years, during his funeral in the town of Ticuantepe, 20 miles southwest of the capital.
The son said his father fathered 11 children, of whom only six were with "Don Ruperto," and that they only he had attended the funeral because the others "were too sad." He said that "old" boasted of having met Gen. Jose Santos Zelaya (1853-1919), who led the liberal revolution of 1893 that led to the head of state until 1909 after the intervention of the United States that forced him to leave power. In addition, to also know the general Augusto C. Sandino, who fought against the invasion of the Marines from 1927 to 1934.
The archbishop of Managua, Monsignor Leopoldo Brenes, celebrated a Mass for the soul of Hernández López in the parish of Ticuantepe, although the deceased was a native of the neighboring municipality of La Concepción, farther southwest. Her relatives attribute the longevity of "Don Ruperto" to "never tasted a drop of alcohol."

Aug 12 2007

Merry prankster and requested that no one will cry for him

He died the oldest man in Nicaragua
Gema Campos (*)

Ruperto Hernandez.
With 120 years, one month and 29 days old ended the long life of Ruperto Hernandez Lopez, the oldest man in Nicaragua, according to the Guinness Book of Records, was second in the world after a Chinese citizen.

He died in his home on Friday August 10 at 10:30 pm, after the downpour that crashed because of his age.

Surrounded by friends and some relatives were buried Saturday in Ticuantepe Cemetery after a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Leopoldo Brenes in the parish of the municipality, although he was born in La Concepción, Masaya.

According to Don Virgilio Hernandez, his father fathered 110 children (?), Of which only six were with him, and from them, he only attended the funeral unique, because others were too sad.
Famous generals

With its 120-year old man he met Generals Jose Santos Zelaya and Augusto C. Sandino, but also had the luxury of being on one occasion on a par with Benjamin Zeledon.

"She died the same young prankster, singer and dancer, although in these last days he could not speak much to his advanced age," said his son Virgilio Hernández.

With a few tears and lovingly remind those who knew him in life, he always joked that the day he died he wanted no tears, otherwise return to frighten anyone who did.

Although those 120 years that had not imagined she died because she enjoyed enviable health. His only regret is that their relatives no longer have the oldest man in the country that made them laugh with his crazy stories.

Aug 13 2006

In 2006 - Rupert "Rabbit" is 120 years old Hernández
Posted on 24/01/2011 by Pablo Emilio Pérez Barreto
Ruperto "Rabbit" is 120 years old Hernández

Ticuantepe resides in a municipality and city adjacent to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua
Reached Ticuantepe ("Hill of the Beasts"), from "The Plateau of the white villages", when this town had not yet been established
Cutter was coffee, "machetero" fighter maker cususa and liberal at the time of patriot Benjamin Rodriguez Zeledon
Her youngest daughter is 65 and the largest exceed 90 years
Indispensable clarification: "Rabbit" Hernández López died in late 2006. This interview was conducted when he was alive and in connection with the preparation of my book "Ticuantepe Land Coveted always"

Pablo Emilio Pérez Barreto

Paul E. Barreto Pérez

In Nicaragua we have a grandparent or great-grandfather this year (2006) is 120 years old, which would indicate that it is the oldest living man in the world. Ruperto called "Rabbit" Hernández López.

It is reported that the Puerto Rican Emilio Mercado del Toro is supposedly 117 years, is three years younger than Rupert "Rabbit" Hernández López.

With his wife, Mary Ortiz Calero, fathered 10 children, among others: William, who is now 94 years, Petrona, 84; Francisco, 79 years; Romelia, 64 years younger and still living like him, are: Light, Lucila, Porfirio and Alexander.

Calero Maria Ortiz, his wife, died 109 years ago 15 years, according to the same Ruperto "Rabbit" Hernández López, in her home in the seat of the Municipality of Ticuantepe, situated in a valley on the north side of the Cordillera and Sierras Managua, at the apex of 925 feet, are several volcanoes, among others: the Masaya and Las Nubes.

Their children, family and friends say that "Rabbit" Hernández López has more than 300 grandchildren, bisniestos, grandchildren and nephews.

The average life in Nicaragua is 64 years for men and 69 women.

This would indicate that "Rabbit" López Hernández is 55 years to 2006 over the average life span in Nicaragua.

What is the secret to living 119 years?

What is the secret of "Rabbit" Hernandez to have lived 120 years? According to the same "Rabbit" Hernández López, "There is no secret. Always tried to eat right, never more than necessary, nor even if it stopped eating tortillas with salt only in the most difficult times of my life, especially when cut coffee, more than 90 years. "

He adds: "Also, if you need sleep, never walked" hours "in endless parties, or in litigation. I was always working in the field daily wages to the machete, planting beans, corn, wheat, Chaguites, coffee, pineapples, and hunting wild animals to eat them. "

He stopped working at age 94!

Their children say that was not a womanizer. Petrona, a daughter, 84 today, said that "Rabbit" Hernandez stopped going to work in the field when he was 94, "because it was obvious that not hear well, but has good vision, but sons and daughters made the decision to stop him from going to the countryside, a day laborer work for pay, because he never had property. "

Petrona indicates that since forever, since he joined Calero Maria Ortiz, "Rabbit" Hernández López arrived home at the end of the fortnight or month, with journeyman salarito and told his wife: "Here is the salary ... I only left with this little bit to give me a couple of drinks. "

Never stop working, much less drunk, and neither was the "Town" anywhere. "Rabbit" Hernandez Lopez asserts that instead of going to parties, rowdy, full of fights and drunkenness, he preferred to stay talking to friends in the neighborhood near his home.

However, they also include historical anecdotes of his involvement in civil wars and the defense of national sovereignty, for example, military support to Benjamin Zeledon Rodríguez (attorney general and liberal) when the U.S. government attacked the country in 1912, after the overthrow of liberal President José Santos Zelaya López, who "Rabbit" knew personally in those fateful days for Nicaragua.

"Rabbit" Hernandez recalls being very chavalo when it came precisely wielding rifles, guns and machetes to stop the advance of U.S. military aggression in Managua, Masaya and Catarina, three villages near the place where they lived and Ruperto "Rabbit "Hernández López.

According to historical data researched and collected by the server through a book entitled "Ticuantepe Land Coveted Always" indicates that this village was born timidly in 1891, when installing a pipe to conduct water from the Jordan River, between a barrel of Sierras de Managua, or El Crucero, and the city of Masaya, located about 20 miles east of Ticuantepe.

"Rabbit" came to the territory of Ticuantepe today, accompanied by his father, from the City of San Marcos, located about 25 kilometers to the southwest. Had "Rabbit" 17 years. Ensures that both were engaged in harvesting coffee in the coffee plantations, situated in the skirts, canyons and over the Cordillera de Las Sierras. Frederick Morris, of German origin, was one of the owners of coffee farms, and also said that Rosario Murillo ("La Garza Morena", wife of the poet Rubén Darío) owned one of those coffee plantations.

Piece of land bought at age 20

"Rabbit" Hernandez reports that the product of their work as a cutter coffee grower of corn, beans, wheat, cassava, etc., Brought together 200 córdobas when he was 20 years and bought a piece of land where he built a small house which is now home to him, most of their sons and daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great grandchildren. In this site were built four houses, all great, but with wooden walls and "skirts" in the town of Ticuantepe.

Besides working as a laborer in the field, "Rabbit" Hernández López built a cart that pulled with oxen. According to him, quite frequently traveled to the town of Managua in a cart, accompanied by his wife and grown children to get food on weekends, every fortnight or every month.

The cart will put candles in the yoke of oxen. Petrona recalls his daughter once she passed this cart over to the "Rabbit" in the stomach, then fell off the plow in the same, because he used caught on that site as the cart rolled down the old roads between Managua and Ticuantepe.

"Rabbit" Hernández López hey, you need to shout to understand what one says, and in this sense plays an important role her granddaughter Lucy, who manages to communicate with him more smoothly, without shouting.

Among his adventures and exploits, "Rabbit" tells that in times of crisis, more than 60 years, began to make cususa, a kind of spirits "spell", made ​​from cereals or grains like corn.

Did "compact" with the devil?

For this reason, on several occasions, was followed by National Guardsmen of the Somoza family dictatorship. On one such occasion, he was forced to shoot, to escape, by the vertical cliff in the Cerro Gale, a part of the geological structure of Masaya Volcano and the Sierras de Managua.

As well the machete and wages in general and making the cususa, it was said it was "sorcerer" or had "pact with the devil."

This character of 120 years never had social security because he was never formally employed, because the laborers are rarely Nicaragua recognizes this vital right to health care and retirement. For these reasons, "Conejo" Hernández López is retired.

You'd think after living 120 years, "Rabbit" Hernández López would bedridden or wheelchair. However, surprisingly humble get home, simply and in poverty and see how this old man gets up at five in the morning, bathe himself, dress himself, is tied shoes, ask your breakfast consisting of eggs fried cheese, gallo pinto (beans and rice, scrambled), the hot tortilla, a glass of water and a cup of hot black coffee.

After bathing and breakfast, take a razor blade and shaved in front of a mirror placed in the trunk of a tree. Then, taking kitchen knives and machetes and sharpened in a Molejón (stone) that the family kept permanently in a dry old trunk in the courtyard.

Especially Lucy, her granddaughter, make sure you have tied our shoes, "so as not to fall." Lucy sits beside her, both in a rocking chair each, and gives to know the family news, local (if any) and national, because the "Rabbit" Hernandez likes to be informed.

Daily access to his child

Also, Lucy makes sure that the stick of "Rabbit" is clean and the hand of Don Ruperto Hernández López.

After this routine, almost ceremonial, "Rabbit" Hernandez goes on the main street of the small town of Ticuantepe, where you walk lightly, occasionally supported by his staff, course where his daughters and Romelia Petrona, who visit all days to "give a platicadita with them."

They live a few blocks away, near the Church and the Mayor of Ticuantepe, where officials, councilors and Mayor outstanding live the life of "Rabbit" Hernández López. They often invited to official activities, because it's become popular pride and main character of the municipality.

"Rabbit" Hernández López returns between one and one-half in the afternoon at his home. Play with grandchildren and great grandchildren, and at night very little lunch or dinner, not to cause stomach upset, said Lucia, his favorite granddaughter.

The news that is surely the oldest citizen of Nicaragua, and possibly the world, and catches the attention of the citizens of Ticuantepe and other parts of the country.

According to Lucia, on one occasion, only three years ago, found uploaded to "Rabbit" Hernandez Lopez in the trunk of a tree house. He got to cut a branch to the tree and then could not get off. It was necessary to place a ladder and help him get down from a height that did not exceed three meters in height.

A whole family of Mr. Ruperto Hernández López Ticuantepe it is known by the nickname of "Rabbits" and "Rabbits." Among them (and they) are professionals, technicians, workers and day laborers, as was "Rabbit" from teenager to 94 years.

Managua, August 13, 2006.

Note: This letter I checked once in August 2006. "Rabbit" Hernandez was still alive. He died later that year 2006. He was buried in the Cemetery of Ticuantepe. The Municipality or City Hall Ticuantepe him numerous honors officers, while the central government, then headed by Enrique Bolanos Geyer, not made ​​a single greeting. The History of the "Rabbit" Hernandez was published in my book "Ticuantepe or Hill of the menagerie, Soil always coveted .

Dec 02 2005

"For the love of God prosecutors prove"
* Dismissed accusations of any inhibitions. "Neither candidate is," said Villavicencio
* In its 118 years old, don Ruperto Hernández López finally received his identity card
Sergio Aguirre |

Times when Ray Don Ruperto Hernandez, 118-year-old resident of Ticuantepe, receives his national identification card from the Director of the CSE National Certification, Sergio Rayo. Alejandro Sanchez / END
The liberal judge in the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), Luis Benavides, called on the parties and alliances that will assist regional elections to prove to their respective attorneys to that institution, have opportunity to follow up this process to be completed with the elections next March.

He recalled that organizations attend the elections on the Caribbean coast, are entitled to tax register, and many have not done so far, "so called, for love of God, attesting to their poll watchers in all directions CSE, "he cried.

Benavides recalled that this institution faces difficulties due to lack of budget, and noted that regional elections cost 111 million cords, which have received only 20 million. He said the process is quite advanced and require spending on fuel and panga for the transfer of material and human resources.

"The CSE requires funds, and in Nicaragua, no one has noticed that. Everyone demands and is their right, but I have not seen it require the Government of Nicaragua to provide the funds. The government sees the elections as something that should be supported at the time that will give the votes. No, the election must be supported forever, because all the time there kids who meet annually. There are also people changing address all the time, who have no birth certificates, among other problems to be overcome, "he said.
With Zeledon and Sandino

About inhibitions, Sandinista colleague José Luis Villavicencio said some political groups concerned that figure as a campaign strategy. "Everyone has the right to defend as you can, the trouble is that used as target practice at CSE, when it is the responsibility of the judiciary, and this institution can not issue opinion in that regard. We're seeing how they put together the campaign strategy, "he said.

According to Villavicencio, there will come a time when that strategy will acabárseles, and recalled that they "are not even registered as candidates, because right now we are only talking about the regional elections of 2006. The call for national elections next year has not been done, therefore, who speak of inhibition, come on, "he added.

The judges made the remarks yesterday during the ceremony held in Ticuantepe, where the CSE gave his national identification card to Don Ruperto Hernandez Lopez, of 118 years in the city of Ticuantepe. Born in Concepción. Hernández is a widower, fathered ten children, of whom only four survive him, along with more than 300 grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Ensures that the generals went to Benjamin Zeledon, Emiliano Chamorro and Augusto C. Sandino. His greatest joy is getting up early every day to make a walking tour, visiting his children who live near your home. He said that now that you have your card, you can vote, which failed to do in previous elections because of lack of that document.

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athyon - April 10, 2011 03:23 AM (GMT)
Female - Amanda Aguilar (May 03 1890 - Feb 14 2007) of Nicaragua
(AKA Petrona Hernández López, Maria de la Cruz)

Feb 17 2007

Feb 21 2007

On the death of Amanda Aguilar
116-year history

"I will tell you, comrades, Women of Cua, which came down from the hills of the general order of the Mary Venancia and Amanda Aguilar, two daughters of the mountain who would not talk."

On February 14 the oldest woman died in Nicaragua. At 116 years , in the midst of poverty and neglect victim, died one of the most emblematic women in the fight against the Somoza dynasty ( 1937-1979) and history of the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional ( FSLN ). Petrona López Hernández , better known as Amanda Aguilar , his guerrilla alias, was born on May 3, 1890. He had three sons and two were killed by the dictatorship of Somoza . Two of his brothers, Juan and Esteban Hernández , "... the boarded a plane, but later landed and no one else saw them."

Amanda Aguilar and her mother, Mary Venancia , collaborated with the struggle of Augusto César Sandino ( from 1,895 to 1,934), called "General of Free Men."

Women's Cua ...

With 72 years, Amanda Aguilar joined the Agricultural Union in the North Bijagos.

They washed up all his children, that's where they became part of the FSLN and the guerrilla columns. In 1963, two years after the founding of the FSLN , supported notorious guerrilla leaders, Carlos Fonseca , Victor Tirado , Eden Pastora , Henry Ruiz "Modesto "and Germain Pomares "El Danto ".

In 1968, an operation of the National Guard burned the homes of your community, and women and children fled to the guerrilla camp Zinica , north of the country. The National Guard found the site located near Santa Maria de Tasu, Bocay Area, And along with 18 other women, she was arrested while fleeing. From there they were transferred to Cua, about 162 kilometers northeast of Managua . In that place was the overall command of the National Guard where they were tortured and many of them raped. Amanda , was the oldest of those arrested in the Cua.

According to Angelina Aguilar Díaz , daughter of Amanda , the Cua suffered terrible moments. "We drew at midnight and told us we would be killed if not telling the truth, that we were going to disappear. Many sisters were raped. The Martina ( Matilde ), was raped and aborted. The Candida Martinez also raped her, was almost a girl, "he said.

The poetry of Ernesto Cardenal and the music of Carlos Mejia Godoy , immortalized in a popular song, the courage and determination of these women.

... Who would not speak

They did not speak, not betrayed anyone. Passed into history as an example of courage and devotion to the revolutionary struggle against the dictatorship of the family Somoza .

After six months in prison were sent to the farm "El Carmen", and then under threat of killing them if they returned to help the guerrillas of the Frente SandinistaWere released.

Amanda Aguilar refused to leave his native country and spent most of his life, continued to live in the house of his son, Jacinto Hernandez , the legendary guerrilla commander " Pablito "Hernandez , who was killed by the Guard in 1974.

Without the Cud Women , "can not talk about guerrilla warfare. They were a stronghold of the guerrilla columns, I passed information, email serving, hid them, made ​​them food, risking their lives by Boys then, "said Benign Mendiola , who with her ​​husband, the hero Bernardino Diaz Ochoa , joined Amanda Aguilar and other women in the union.

Amanda Aguilar , as Sandino , never asked for anything in return for their total dedication to the revolutionary cause. Never asked for land or other benefits after the triumph of the revolution. He remained in the mountains, in places where the 60 came the first guerrilla columns of FSLN .

Amanda Aguillar, died aged 116, on 14 February. Still lived in the City of Rancho Grande, Matagalpa in the heart of the mountain stronghold of guerrilla warfare and trade union for farmers.

Feb 15 2007

Amanda Aguilar dies, Women's Cua
Edwin Sanchez |

CORTEZ FRANK PLAY / END .- The Amanda Aguilar, leader of the Women of Cua. This Wednesday at three in the later died at the Military Hospital in Managua.
Petrona Hernandez, Amanda Aguilar emblematic of the Women of Cua, died on Wednesday at the Military Hospital in Managua to 116 years. "If it was not for El Nuevo Diario that brought the news of how he was so ill, she had not been brought to Managua, said people close to the lady, who with his family supported the Sandinista Front guerrilla columns from 60 years until his victory in 1979.

It was Francisco Mendoza, our correspondent in Matagalpa, who sounded the alert to visit her in her sickbed. The artists, reading the news in NDT, immediately organized a program to help the elderly.

Benign Mendiola, "The Venancia" Luis Enrique Mejía, was organized with her husband, the hero Bernardino Diaz Ochoa, the women of Cua, El Bijagos, integrating it with the unions. When talking to END, we are the memories of the mountain and enhances the value of all these women, Amanda Aguilar to mind: dignity, courage, resignation to own up to life, to protect the life of the guerrilla rebels arms against the Somoza dynasty.

Women's Cua know them a long time, in the early 60's, said benign. "In 1962 we organized the unions. All his children, Amanda, were organized in The North Bijagos. Hence they become part of the FSLN and integrated guerrilla columns. " La Petrona was the mother of the first member of the FSLN National Directorate, Jacinto Hernandez.

Remember that the process of union formation "there was the old lady, only a little younger."

Amanda Aguilar, along with his nieces "the Laurelia, the Emelina, Martinique, candida, and Julia, are the Women of Cua," said benign. He was, moreover, Angelina, his daughter, wife of Jacinto Hernández. He was deputy of the National in 1962 when he formed the first DN in Patuca. "We were organized as before."

Now that I have to talk about it, say that shortly before they discovered the largest of the guerrilla camp in Zinica - had not yet occurred Pancasán episode - took a party of boys to ambush the National Guard. These women fell by Yaoska, Bird, La Lana, The Boat. Wool down the river, the guard grabs women escaping.

They were three boys. The others had been taking a different course. The capture and carry them to Cua, Benign recalls. That's why I say "Women of Cua." Dams were six months and were tortured. A little old lady, Mary, 120 years, mother of Amanda, was the grandmother of all the people of Hernández.

"A Dona Petrona beaten, and would not ever say anything. When they insisted, was a different direction, but never like other women, they said nothing. The girl was raped and children are the judges gave the Mesta.

When I gave them freedom, they were sent to El Carmen. That no one wanted to inn. Benign then brought him to the Torres family. "Everybody was afraid, because they said they were guerrillas. It was either the taking of these women. There, Amanda's mother died, Mary, but Mary told him Venancia. "
His sons and one of the DN

The children of Amanda Aguilar were three: Pablito - the only one who survives - Efigenio (Jacinto Hernandez, the first farmer who became a deputy of the National), and Corporal Luis. She supported her children, but did not cost much to integrate the unions. She advised, "be careful, it was dangerous." "He was very attached to them," says Benign.

Amanda Aguilar's story across nearly all the most important story of the FSLN, even before the July 19, 1979, although not shown on the books of the organization, however, a single poem by Ernesto Cardenal and Carlos Mejía composition Godoy to enter standing in the history of Nicaragua.

Carlos Fonseca protected, cared for, well, Victor Manuel López Tirado, Henry Ruiz, Eden Pastora, Germain Pomares and Carlos Agüero Echeverría, men practically became the undisputed symbol of the Sandinista guerrilla warfare.

Virtually without Cua Women can not talk about guerrilla warfare. They were the bulwark of the guerrilla columns. "That little women," as benign, they passed information, email serving, hid them, made them food, risking his life for the boys then.

Amanda will be buried today in Waslala, according to the first information obtained Benign.

"Talking about Amanda Aguilar is talking about the hosts of the revolution, women who began supporting the guerrillas in the countryside, it was not so easy. Was faced with the landowners, the Guard and the judges of Mesta. And these women supported them, and they did not say where were the camps when captured. They preferred that malmataran and said they knew nothing before reporting someone. Finding that kind of companions are few. "

Two brothers of Amanda, as quoted by the song, were mounted on a plane never to return. Were they "Chachagón" - John - and Esteban Hernández. All that this woman endured.

He always helped the FSLN, but not enough. In the years of agrarian reform was given a farm far from your area. He saw her one day, turned around and went back to his North Bijagos: where the first left guerrilla columns. There, where once was one source of light and fight and that she helped make a sea of ​​revolution. As Sandino, never asked for nor an inch of land for burial.
Artists will pay tribute latter end

Balmaceda Osman, President of the Association of Artists of Nicaragua "Rafael Gastón Pérez", announced that the fundraising event on behalf of Amanda Aguilar will now take place with the idea of ​​supporting the family of Petrona Hernández.

These were the first words, after learning at the Military Hospital for the death of Amanda, just shortly after having been still alive at about two o'clock in the afternoon.

"We had scheduled a concert dedicated to her in recognition of his great career, because artists were moved us with information on END. So joined Carlos Mejia and Those of Palacagüina, Luis Enrique Mejía, Marina Cardenas, Juan Solorzano, Ballet Macehualt, Jorge Paladino, Eveling Martínez, Claudia Frixione Miss Nicaragua, and the group Iñucanche. "
The activity will be Feb. 23 at 7 pm at the Centro Cultural Managua.

"This lady is a legend and symbol of Nicaraguan women," said Balmer. The death occurred at 3 and 50 minutes later, said.

"Not only did inspire poetry and music, but also managed to take hold in the dignity of Nicaraguans. It was a worthy and admirable woman. Never asked for anything. "

Feb 15 2007

Amanda Aguilar died epic

Managua (ACAN-EFE)
Petrona López Hernández, the old woman known by the pseudonym "Amanda Aguilar during the struggle against the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza, died yesterday at the age of 116 years, said a military spokesman Alejandro Dávila Bolaños Hospital of Managua.

"Amanda Aguilar, which was a historic partner of Augusto C. Sandino and the Sandinista guerrillas, was born on May 3, 1890 and gained notoriety when the priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal Martínez Trappist dedicated a poem, called The Women of El Cua, who was set to music by Carlos Mejía Godoy.

Mother of five children, four of them killed during the Somoza dictatorship, was originally from the area El Carmen municipality of Rancho Grande, Matagalpa.

The elderly, along with 19 farmers from Rancho Grande, was imprisoned, transferred to the municipality of El Cua in the department of Jinotega, where they were tortured in 1968 by Somoza's guard, to protect Sandinista guerrillas.

The testimony of these women farmers, about the humiliation they suffered at the hands of Somoza's guard, shook the Nicaraguan society.

The old woman who died in poverty and homelessness itself, is survived by his son, Pablo Hernandez, with whom he lived.

Before his death, was visited by President Daniel Ortega, who was posthumously awarded the Order Augusto C. Sandino.

May 17 2004

The forgotten women of El Cua
Amanda Aguilar to 114 years.

Amanda Aguilar, daughter of Mary Venancia, is the matriarch of women's Cua, whose tragedy shook Nicaragua and the world. After the pain they suffered, came oblivion. Still, these women continued to live, patting tortillas, despelusando achiote, picking coffee, posing here and there, because for them the revolution is just a wind that never came.

Comarca El Carmen, Rancho Grande, Matagalpa. So the old woman finally was there, on top of the hill standing holding a stick that was once an umbrella, as small as a ten year old girl, her eyes intensely black, his skin cracked mud, his silver hair swayed by the wind, teen pink sweater and white apron full of achiote that despelusaba.

Already completed 114 years on 3 May. Her name is Maria de la Cruz, but he called Petrona Hernandez and his nickname in the guerrilla was Amanda Aguilar. His mother called Mary died and was cook Venancia and Sandino.

Aguilar Amanda now lives in the mountains, two hours away by foot from the road to Rancho Grande, on a hill where he rebuilt the house was once burned by the Guard because there were training Pablo Ubeda, Silvio Mayorga and Tomas Borge, the early sixties, when the FSLN was just a ghost.

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athyon - April 10, 2011 03:24 AM (GMT)
Female - Rosa Amelia Serrano Estrada (Oct 06 1894) of Nicaragua

Nov 23 2005

Oct 11 2005

Diriamba meet 111 years of being a city

The party started Friday and ends today with traditional dances
Appoint "beloved children" several popular citizens, including one that is 111 years old
Doña Rosa Serrano, whom everyone calls him "Mama Rosa" will be honored as beloved daughter of Diriamba.

Lucia C. Vargas

The integration of their dances and human values ​​that has grown during its history, are the main elements to highlight in this 111 anniversary of the city of Diriamba, whose career has transcended cultural boundaries with dance work The Güegüense.

Today October 10, the authorities remember that legislative decree approved on 6 October 1894, which raised the Diriamba village to city, and was executed four days later, ie 10.

Vice Mayor Marlon López Narváez said that they designed a program that integrates the rural community and the city, so from the weekend Farmer's Fair was held, but he also encouraged the youth to participate in the selection queen's 111 anniversary and school bands from the Pacific coast.

Communities such as San Gregorio, La Trinidad and Buena Vista South were represented with their crops. Another innovation that integrated the district this year was the presentation of traditional dances of the area, including some already forgotten them.

Narvaez said the Güegüense be taken up as originally danced, considering that today has been a commercial nature. "We want to promote dancing in the street, exposing the Bailanta that 40 years have remained a native street dancing," he said.

In addition to this popular dance, the district will stage other cultural expressions, such as the Toro Huaco, The Indian, The Old Man and the Old and the Gigante, but will also demonstrate the Hungarian dance, which the deputy mayor is a native of Diriamba and multiple causes has gone.

"This dance is under investigation and this time we only have a representation with a partner," he said.

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Female - Lorenza de Jesús Martínez Zúñiga (1894/95 - Jun 11 2011) of Nicaragua

Jun 13 2011

Buried the oldest woman in Nicaragua
Doña Lorenza de Jesús Martínez Zúñiga died at his 116 years

Doña Lorenza de Jesus Martinez Zuniga, considered the oldest woman in Nicaragua, was buried Sunday afternoon in the cemetery of the town of Bethlehem, Department of Rivas.
Doña Lorenza Martinez, died last Saturday at about nine o'clock, because the diseases that afflicted his age.
Ruiz Alejandro Zuniga, grandson of Dona Lorenza Martinez, reported that this had nine children, three women and six men, as well as a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great grandchildren and even Chronos.
According to relatives, they are descendants of a good stock, as the father of Dona Lorenza, died at age 112.

Jun 13 2011

The oldest woman dies in Nicaragua

Sunday afternoon in the cemetery of the town of Bethlehem, Rivas, was buried in its 116 years, Doña Lorenza de Jesus Martinez Zuniga.

Doña Lorenza Martinez, died last Saturday at about nine o'clock, because the diseases that afflicted his age.
Zuniga Alejandro Ruiz, grandson of Dona Lorenza Martinez, reported that this had nine children, three women and six men and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great grandchildren and even chombos.

According to relatives, they are descendants of a good stock, as the father of Dona Lorenza, died at age 112, and in spite of his longevity he never got any recognition for his age.

athyon - April 10, 2011 03:25 AM (GMT)
Female - María del Carmen Campos Flores (Jul 16 1896) of Nicaragua

Jun 08 2010

May 31 2010

Awarded to the youngest and the oldest woman

In this competition, which is traditional among many of the events that promotes this radio to serve the people, also awarded the youngest mother only 13 years old.

The oldest mother turned out to be the old Maria del Carmen Flores Campos 114, who was accompanied by her daughter, Micaela Campos Sanchez, 90, who gave kisses and hugs to her mother that has passed the century.

"I got me that I care as care for a child, in other words is my girl, take care of your life and when comes the first baby and begins to know the love of a child. Then one of coils, the looks and all that is available to one, so I do with my mother, "said Dona Micaela to express the immense love she has for her mother.

Another elderly woman who was feted by the town's station Centeno was Dona Guillermina Sanchez, 91 years old. Both women the Presidency of the Republic will present a major award.

This activity involved more than 50 pregnant women and other mothers who had a Sunday morning fun eating, drinking soft drinks and some were even rewarded with a change of "look" that includes hairstyle and makeup.

This activity was made possible by a number of sponsors who managed to get to La Nueva Radio Ya organized for the eighth time this unique competition.

May 29 2010

113-year old woman would be the oldest woman in Nicaragua
A woman of 113 years is considered the oldest mother in Nicaragua, according to a competition sponsored by a local radio station for the past celebrations of Mother's Day.

Campos Maria del Carmen Flores, born on July 16, 1896, from the city of Masatepe, about 45 miles southeast of Managua, would be the oldest woman in this Central American country, the official Radio Ya.

A Campos Flores is survived by her only daughter, Micaela, 86, of the 18 children who gave birth. The old and have grandchildren, the station reported.

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athyon - April 10, 2011 03:25 AM (GMT)
Female - Elba Armas Rodríguez (Jun 26 1897) of Nicaragua

Apr 16 2009

Apr 04 2009

A grandmother of three centuries and 90 great-grandchildren
For maximum Rugama | National

Elba Armas.

Facing a series of ups and downs and ups and downs, like every person in life, Dona Elba Rodríguez Armas has managed to reach its 112-year history.

As has been down governments, has also personally suffered from the weather to live well, that is, the difficulties caused by natural phenomena such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and other facts that will go wrong has overcome the century and counting story.

As stated by the popular saying, this lady is a tough nut to crack "difficult to deceive or give the finger atol" as stated in another adage of our northern people.

Dona Elba Rodríguez Armas, in the long calendar for this life, still retains its clarity, you need not even-handedly, and cheerful, jovial moments passed, and have fun with jokes of their own time.
The longevity diet

She is a very healthy lady has many secrets to tell, including that to have a long life is good to undergo a proper diet. Ensures should eat three times a day at the appointed time, any longer. Sure, it's her best delight, even as poor does not refer to the sumptuous foods of the powerful, because they are also bad high-fat or seasonings. In this regard, Dona Elba says it should benefit the body and protect their metabolism of harmful foods.

It says, eating beans, and soup rich in iron and other proteins, and always drink your cum beef and other products without violating the rich tortilla on griddle made of clay.
Does not require a lot of expenses

So that it is something simple that needs no major complications or expenses, as she says her whole life, as firm evidence that it meets speaking. When you have resources with which to buy something to eat there to walk with "pinchería" or meanness, we are released, as another vital recommendations are worth sharing for those who do not join many calendars.

Dona Elba Armas, in all lucidity, told who were the first families that lived in the past century Estelí. And so they appear in families, surnames northern sound. And to prove that she did not lie or anything like that, in terms of old Methuselah, until he showed us his baptismal certificate, an ancient document, as taken from the chest of the royal charters of the time of the Spanish.

But if identity is modern, it also has the card, which confirms what is said and shown on your certificate of baptism, who was born on June 26, AD, 1897.

This woman who has lived three years of the nineteenth century, the twentieth century, and still enjoy the fresh century, brought into this world ten children, which have given him grandchildren thirty-eight says mischievously, as if coming from the beautiful song Carlos Mejia, "Grandma," which says that "your sons are bowling" ...

A sufficient descent
This woman, who now remembers, those times when Estelí had taquezal houses with mud walls inlaid, with about ninety-grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Dona Elba is a member of a family admirable longevity: her mother (Elba Francisca Armas) died at 116 years. But if you ask her when close to his biography, immediately said she does not plan to leave this world, unless God we worship - as a Catholic it is - it holds for disposal or otherwise.
Ah, the times!

Weapons Elba Rodriguez, spoke with clarity of fashions, ways of speaking of that time (lexicon) and other things to fill not only a book but a whole encyclopedia: a woman is physically and mentally well preserved, according to several young neighbors.

These statements are endorsed by several of his grandchildren as Henry Vargas Moreno and his youngest son (which he calls Cumiches) Weapons Isidoro Martinez, 80. This lady is a woman of "agouti" and even has a clearer vision than that of several of their children.

It is therefore Dona Elba, a living example, always dedicated to his family, to care for their own state and by their actions, education of a time when the virtues flourished over the unfortunate events that make up the new year.
Twentieth century took a tough love

With a clear mind and enviable, remember the names of all of their offspring, without losing track of their five women and an equal number of males.

Currently claims to have relatives working in Spain, who will occasionally send good money to help at home.

Standing is a vestige of the past, that perhaps few of the residents of the neighborhood "José Benito Escobar" know it thoroughly, despite being neighbors. Neither local authorities have realized that they possess a treasure, not only for his wisdom, but has different experiences in their struggle.

This lady of her children fathered with her husband, Jose Martinez (RIP) and his eldest son says he was the son of General Ramón Unleashed, one of the closest aides of General Augusto C. Sandino, famous for his patriotic gesture against U.S. military intervention.

She remembers very clearly - and stresses again and again - that Unleashed was the second in command of Sandino, and fell in love with her, but remember that not everything was rosy for political and military situation facing the country.

Also because, many times, so-called "bandits" (derogatory epithet at that time gave to those who fought with Sandino) and the same troops intervening and its national partners, forced women - mostly farmers - to provide food and other resources to serve in the struggle that both sides claimed.
The cruelty of war

He said that even they, without exception sides, defiled rural women, while obliging them to feed.

Dona Elba was born in an area known as The Cóbano, some eight kilometers north of Estelí, and the scene of fierce fighting between the forces of Army Defending National Sovereignty and auditors.

Due to military conflict, she and her family were forced to move to live in Esteli, a small town of a few houses surrounded by pastures. Remember that the inhabitants lived exclusively of what produced the field, and who drank coffee sweetened with brown sugar (candy cane).

Salt was very expensive back then, remember this ancient woman, echoing another popular saying: "It was blood from nose," referring to what little it was to obtain the product.

She intertwines the situation that existed in those times of plenty in the countryside and the wealth that is now concentrated in few hands, and to summarize this fact does so with a saying: "What does it profit a grinding mill so eagerly, if in the end I do not eat bread "or" Of what use is that some people have big cities, if when you die do not take anything. "

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athyon - May 31, 2011 01:29 AM (GMT)
Female - María Luisa Lezama de Agurto (Jun 27 1899 - Oct 27 2008) of Nicaragua

Oct 29 2008


Esteemed educator died at age 109
Silvia González Siles | Contact

In the Center, white hair, the girl Luisita when its 100 years of age. They accompany other teachers and friends. SILVIA GONZÁLEZ SILES / END

The legendary teacher Maria Luisa Lezama of Agurto or "Girl Luisita", as they affectionately called her teachers, students, friends and family, died Monday of a heart attack in his hometown of Jinotega, to 109 years, what are the jinoteganos, before such irreparable loss, mourning.

The illustrious educator jinotegana grew up in a family of musicians and artists, and even with the passage of time was never forgotten by his teachers, alumni and friends, who all the 27 June visiting it to celebrate more than a year as a great friend, and life by inheriting a legacy of learning several generations.

Relief Espinosa, who lived next to the girl Lezama for 32 years, recalls that Luisita at age 109, on 27 June of this year, was still lucid and in full possession of their faculties, then never lost their optimism and enjoyed when the Lord gave him a year more than life. Teacher of many generations, his work began in 1921, and served in various positions: he was a teacher of primary education, Director, Inspector of public education in Masaya, Professor of Spanish, of philosophy and literature in several centres, and was Deputy Director of the Normal School for girls in San Marcos.

In 1934 he founded the "Colegio San Antonio", in Jinotega. Years later, in 1938, he married remembered Professor don Luis Agurto Montesinos, Masaya, who was Inspector of education in Esteli, where they founded the first secondary school in that city.

Beautiful, bright and long career of this great teacher was poet and educator. In 1962, after 41 years of service he retired as a teacher, and was Monday 27 October to 1 and 30 in the afternoon who died of a heart attack. On Tuesday, to two in the afternoon, the jinoteganos accompanied her up to his final resting place.

Jun 1999

Professor Maria Luisa Lezama de Agurto, teacher 3 centuries

He was born on June 27, 1899, he developed his outstanding teachers in the twentieth century and his teachings continue to bear fruit in the XXI Century.
By Dolores G. Chavarria
La Nina Luisita, as we affectionately call it fulfilled its 100 years of existence, so that the city of Jinotega, to this unique event, dressed in their finery.
With the first rays of sunshine that warmed the cold misty morning, allowed to hear the strains of mariachi serenade, that teachers @ s, alumnus and friends, put s him with love and that awoke from their peaceful sleep , and awoke to life a century ago in a family of musicians and artists.

Then he offered a mass of "Thank God for that beautiful rose that bloomed in our land and whom we owe so much. Was concelebrated by Monsignor Rubén Alfaro Baltodano and, by Bishop Douglas Bishop Augusto Araica and Swan. Monsignor Baltodano with 85 years of age, he devoted some emotive words, which she appreciated very excited, not tired of thanking the Creator for giving him the joy of meeting a century of fruitful life, full of memories and full of happiness, it is very dear. The Mass was enlivened by a chorus of teachers who showed off their interpretations.

Then he was offered a cultural event in the auditorium of Sacred Heart of Jesus, in which stage, with a Prussian blue curtain background, highlighting the words "the veneration of its life and example", flanked by two crowns of olive tree two separate number 100, enwedged at its center.

The poet and teacher Onelia Blanca Rodriguez, made Master of Ceremonies, hilbanando and presenting beautiful and eloquent words with each of the shares. The orchestra consists of young musicians jinoteganos, gave the girl Luisita, a watermark of interpretations as the waltz Remembering Jinotega, Estrellita and others for which she feels great choice. The teacher and renowned orator, Harvey Wells, stopped playing to hear his wonderful voice masterfully The Litany of Our Lord Don Quixote, Rubén Darío, and joys and sorrows of love, Rafael de León, Spanish poet. Prof. Noguera Pastora Emma sang with grace and wit, "what Libertad Lamarque," the tango Volver, wearing a hat and suit the time and Dance Group "María Belén" school, led by Vanessa Rodriguez, danced to her the best of his repertoire.

Sandra Chavarria and Evangelina Gutierrez on behalf of her fellow 1a. and 2a. promotion of Bachelors of Sacred Heart College, gave him recognition, and then spontaneously many former students, among which was the Rev. Sr.. Blanca Azucena Aguilar, Director of the school, who handed him a present on behalf of the Community bethlemita were going to express his gratitude and declamation. Donna Larue Merceditas Palacios, gave him to deliver a pleasant surprise with a gift of cash, which sent its first students from San Antonio College, which she founded in his hometown, among which include Don Salvador Stadthagen, Amandita Pineda de Palacios, the Chavez brothers Kull et al.

To my surprise that White Onelia, I announced to give me the honor to impose on the girl Luisita, the Gang of 100 years, is something unexpected, but I took with great pride, saying a few words that I left the makeshift heart. In my words, he replied with an eloquence worthy of it, repeating excitedly "I want to give more, I want to give more" was an unforgettable moment. To end we sang the hymn to normal and the Hymn to the Master, then hosted a luncheon in his honor, capping the significant tribute in recognition of her outstanding teachers whom we pay taxes in our hearts.

As Nina Luisita is lucid that the day after the tribute, just woke up, he phoned to thank her friend tod @ s @ s and give as a gift, the first day of its 101 years, which she calls " the first day of my life "because for her it is a rebirth, a new life, is a beautiful gift that God gave him.

The distinguished educator jinotegana arrived 100 years of age in full possession of his faculties, optimistic, joyful and praising the Lord for giving such a beautiful gift.

Teacher of many generations their work began in 1921 to play several positions from a primary school teacher, principal, inspector of public education in Masaya, a professor of Spanish, philosophy and literature at several centers, and Sub-director of the Normal School for Girls in San Marcos. In 1962 after 41 years of teaching service retires with a pension of C $ 1420. Currently, and since 1980, retired receive your check in the amount of C $ 280. Unfair and sad reality, hopefully the INSS place in the matter and let the girl Luisita, which has a whole life devoted to education, to enjoy a fairer pension.
In 1934, he founded the "Colegio San Antonio" in Jinotega. Years later, in 1938, she married the professor recalled Agurto Luis Montesinos, Masaya, who was Inspector of Education in Esteli, where the two founded the first secondary school in that city.

Beautiful, bright and long history of this great teacher, a teacher also is a poet.

Its exquisite soul portrayed in his writing that sings of God and love children and nature. Teacher and poet, that she is and still is. So maybe you are away from the warmth of home, that will provide great family, the ancestral home of his ancestors, and retires to her cottage, peaceful haven overlooking the shady mountains, misty, silent witness of the long road travel. Took refuge there and fully enjoy their solitude rich in memories, in which crop out fruitful lessons and classrooms full of fresh, youthful image, nurseries happy dreams and futures.

The city of Jinotega dressed up, to express his gratitude and love and to thank the Creator for this woman, well capitalized, its 100 years is an example of strength, greatness and humility.

She who planted and nurtured with love in so many minds and hearts the most noble sentiments and ideas, reverently greet and congratulate all those who had the good fortune to have been his students.

* Retired teachers.

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athyon - March 26, 2012 01:50 AM (GMT)
Female - María Josefina Saldaña (Feb 18 1902 - Feb 23 2012) of Managua, Nicaragua
Birthplace: Potosí, Nicaragua

Feb 26 2012

The longest dies in Nicaragua

Five days after turning 110 years old, María Josefina Saldaña died Baltodano, considered the longest of Nicaraguan women.

His birth certificate says he was born on February 18, 1902 in Potosi, Rivas, and his death certificate will say that he died at midnight on Thursday 23 February.

A Saldana still had time to see published the story of his life in the magazine Sunday of La Prensa, in the edition of February 19, a day after his birthday.

Mother of three, grandmother of 15 grandchildren and with 39 great-grandchildren, Mary Josephine was joined by seven grandchildren. His daughter Norma Saldaña said "Pinita" as he called to the family, "had a peaceful death and mourning house is not sadness. "We are grateful to God for all the time my mother was with us," said Norma.

The item "Pinita" was surrounded by all the family, who accompanied her to the morning of Friday, February 24 when they made their burial.

"Pinita" was a nurse and his 110 years, doctors and scientists have conducted studies of their brains to find out what's remained completely lucid for so long. The results will be returned to the family within days.

Feb 19 2012

Centennial Heart

María Josefina Saldaña, with its 110 years, is the oldest woman in Nicaragua. Geneticists seek in their DNA, "the secret" of longevity.

Your skin betrays the years. Every wrinkle and has told the women of his caste is part of experience, joy and some sadness. Most of the day resting in a clean room walls, and freshly painted beige. A scent of lavender and air conditioning to 20 degrees centigrade, will provide the comfort that a 110 year old deserves. The longest of Nicaragua.

A quilt covers her tiny body to the waist, leaving bare hands and his face marked skin now withers. His hair is white as cotton, invites the caresses of those little braids made of fine threads.

His eyes stopped seeing a year ago, but the brightness reflecting conveys peace, tenderness and love. Although not see, know, if I can.

His birth certificate shows a February 18, 1902 in Potosi, Rivas. His mother, Evelinda Baltodano was dressmaker by profession and his father Francisco Saldaña one of the most famous shoemakers of the city of Leon. She, the second of two daughters, was named after Mary Josephine, but now everyone calls Pinita.

A "little old lady" HOME

It is the matriarch of five generations. In history lie three deliveries, his eldest son Luis who died at the age of 82 years, Dona Norma accumulating spring 76 and the youngest, Sergio 74.

The family continues to grow, the third generation has 15 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and follow the latest generation and are 7 great-grandchildren.

For all is the "old lady" of the house. "It's like a baby, have a person as old at home alone can inspire love, tenderness and much love to care for," says Dona Norma, who is always at his side and with one of the granddaughters and sometimes with a great-granddaughter, attend the Pinita, which at 11 am get your bathroom. The comb and perfume, the dress and sit on a chair to enjoy the morning.

Pinita enjoys when spoken as you feel the morning passes slowly and gives you time to sing his favorite song: "The almond de'onde Tere" by Carlos Mejia Godoy.

Today his body is thinner than a year ago. He has stopped eating as before. Just take soups and juices, including its inevitable warm. "It's the age," admits her daughter Norma, while the doctor says his health is excellent: a good heart, good lungs and normal pressure. Enviable situation for many fifty years younger. So much so that in the Molecular Biology Center of the Central American University (UCA) have taken DNA samples to discover the "secret" which gives much more health than a century of life.

The answer is still not known. However in a few weeks could find out what is the genetic inheritance that allows her to live Pinita its 110 years in relative normality. Standard expects the final results, while the doctor has Pinita advance that "there is something special Pinita brain. It could be the secret of his longevity, "says Norma, as he said the doctor.

But Pinita not worried. "There is no secret, just a matter of eating well, do not leave our corn," the doctor replied Pinita when it comes to check and is surprised that it is in good health.


Pinita worked on the Assumption of Juigalpa Hospital, where he helped design the operating room and labor and delivery. Norma, the daughter, was three years old at the time and recalls that his mother was important in that city. Juigalpa were 12 years when for political questions between conservatives and liberals was forced to resign. Their new home would find in Villa Sandino.

They started the 50's and came to Villa Sandino Pinita and was immediately recognized as the town doctor. His profession of midwife stood in good stead. "Whenever a woman could complicate the doctor sent him away. I was never irresponsible with the life of a pregnant, "says Pinita on those nights of stories that used to share with your family because now we hardly talk.

In Villa Sandino joined with a friend, Juanita Bravo. Boards supported the Catholic Church and encouraged people to make the first celebration of Easter.

During the 15 years he lived in this town helped nurse training empirical and his name has remained in the memory of many grandfathers and grandmothers of the place.

He trained as a nurse empirical and was a specialist in anesthesia and childbirth. It did not take count of how many births attended but were hundreds. Norma remembers being called from many places sometimes daily. "His hands were home to thousands of children who helped bring the world" he says.


The divorce of her parents forced her to leave school when culminated his sixth grade, from that date forward accompany and help his mother in the tailoring business, but his vision went beyond, never dreamed of seeing each fabric, needles and a sewing machine. "It was hard being a woman in those days," he told his daughter Pinita Standard.

His life took a turn for his 14 years when he decided to go with a group of nuns working at the Hospital of Masaya, her mother agreed. Eventually his love for helping others grew larger and between hospitals and physicians with direct classes, Pinita began its work as a nurse. "I could not profesionalizarme for the daughter of divorced parents was not accepted or frowned upon," he noted in his memoirs that his daughter inherited.

The nuns took her to Mexico to prepare for and take the habit, but a strange illness arrested the nuns in their decision to make a sister Josephine. In the seven years he lived in Mexico recalls the cold and poverty that strengthened his passion for helping the sick.

Today, the sun's rays cross the square window of his room, illuminating the entire space. The light rests on her body and she enjoys it. His eyes wake up and smiles when he is made a question. What was the saddest thing that has happened in your life? She replied that was the day her husband left her. "I was alone with my three children, thirty-odd years, and I fought and I did," says Pinita.

His family, who celebrates every birthday in style, happy lives Pinita recognize the image of true love. "I know one day be his last day here with us, not something that distresses me, but of course I'll get sad when we say goodbye to her. He had a respectable life and was a fighter. His teaching of love and family unity is his greatest legacy, "says Norma.

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Seto2001 - February 19, 2016 09:42 AM (GMT)
Female - María Elsa Castro Garay (Feb 1906) of María Auxiliadora, Managua

18 Feb 2016:

Reach 110 years is an event worthy of being celebrated in style, and in the case of Dona Maria Elsa Castro, a resident of the neighborhood Maria Auxiliadora, District IV of Managua, in charge of making this date was an unforgettable day promotion team of the Sandinista Youth Solidarity July 19.
Boys and girls Promotoria arrived very early on Thursday at the humble home of Dona Maria , where he and she danced , broke piñatas, sang and handed the cake, as part of an accompaniment that throughout the year will be doing all those seniors who met more than 90 years.

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makila - February 19, 2016 10:29 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Seto2001 @ Feb 19 2016, 04:42 AM)

She does look very aged. I wonder if they are documents for this claim.

Seto2001 - February 19, 2016 01:09 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (makila @ Feb 19 2016, 05:29 AM)
QUOTE (Seto2001 @ Feb 19 2016, 04:42 AM)

She does look very aged. I wonder if they are documents for this claim.

Coyote do you can help to contact family? :)

Seto2001 - February 20, 2016 03:04 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Seto2001 @ Feb 19 2016, 04:42 AM)
Female - María Elsa Castro Garay (Feb 1906) of María Auxiliadora, Managua

18 Feb 2016:

Reach 110 years is an event worthy of being celebrated in style, and in the case of Dona Maria Elsa Castro, a resident of the neighborhood Maria Auxiliadora, District IV of Managua, in charge of making this date was an unforgettable day promotion team of the Sandinista Youth Solidarity July 19.
Boys and girls Promotoria arrived very early on Thursday at the humble home of Dona Maria , where he and she danced , broke piñatas, sang and handed the cake, as part of an accompaniment that throughout the year will be doing all those seniors who met more than 90 years.

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Seto2001 - September 18, 2017 08:37 PM (GMT)
Man named Antonio Córdoba celebrated claimed 111th birthday on 21 October 2016:

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