UNAM: Illiteracy Affects Almost 7 Million Mexicans Older Than 15
La Jornada
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September 16, 2013

Around 6.7 million Mexicans above the age of 15 are unable to read or write, and what's most regrettable is that nearly half a million young people between 15 and 25 are illiterate, said Patricia Ducoing Watty, of the Institute for University and Education Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

In a press release, the specialist stressed that, in the context of International Literacy Day, it is necessary for politicians to address the seriousness the problem that mainly affects women and indigenous communities.

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Translated by Tristan Foy

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