Alonso Lujambio, secretary of education, said the level of illiteracy in Mexico is currently 6.9 percent, with 1.6 percent illiteracy in the 15-24-years group.
It is here I am yet again annoyed by the practice of Mexican newspapers of "strict reporting" rather than actual journalism. Any comparative context? Is illiteracy rising or falling? One would think it would be quite natural to include this context in a story on illiteracy.