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Thursday, February 3, 2011


The second oldest woman in the world JUANA BAUTISTA DE LA CANDELARIA RODRÍGUEZ has just turned 126 years of age in Campechuela, Cuba.
According to her birth certificate she was born on February 2, 1885.

I am so happy with what life has given me, with this wonderful family and my homeland”, she told reporters at her residence in Granma province, as she ate her birthday cake.

A geriatrician, a family doctor and a nurse take care regularly of this amazing woman who according to her “hopes to turn 130”.

She also believes that her longevity is due to the pure air of the countryside, a diet based on vegetables and meat and a heart full of love for her fellow human beings.

Cuba is well known for having an ever increasing number of persons who have reached the respectable age of 100 years. Today there are 1,500 centenarians in a population of 11.2 million.

This has only been possible thanks to the efforts of the Cuban Revolution to provide every citizen with best health care possible, with standards, in many cases, better than the existing services in the so called First World.

Below, Candulia,as everybody calls her, holds a great-great grandchild,during her birthday party in Ceiba Hueca, Campechuela.

Read original article in Spanish: http://www.cubadebate.cu/

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