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Mexico

Mexican Woman Gets Birth Certificate at 117, Dies

A 117-year-old woman in Mexico City finally received her birth certificate, and died a few hours later.

Mexican birth certificate, photo: Wikipedia
1 year ago

MEXICO CITY — A 117-year-old woman in Mexico City finally received her birth certificate, and died a few hours later.

Trinidad Álvarez Lira had waited years for proof that she had been born in 1898.

She hadn’t received all the government old age benefits she was entitled to because she had no proof of her age.

The city Social Development Secretariat (Sedesol) said Thursday they had finally granted her birth certificate earlier this week, but she died of a heart attack on Wednesday.

Apparently Álvarez Lira didn’t have time to cash a single check.

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