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08. Demograhic Data
HIDE 10. Literacy rate (% of adults 15+)
Literate person is someone who can both read and write with understanding, a short, simple statement on his or her everyday life. A person who can only read but not write, or can write but not read is considered to be illiterate. A person who can only write figures, his or her name or a memorized ritual phrase is also not considered literate. Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

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Antigua and Barbuda201099.00 
Argentina201097.80 
Bahamas------ 
Barbados200899.70 
Belize------ 
Bolivia200991.20 
Brazil200990.30 
Canada------ 
Chile200998.60 
Colombia201093.40 
Costa Rica201096.20 
Dominica------ 
Dominican Republic201089.50 
Ecuador201091.90 
El Salvador201084.50 
Grenada------ 
Guatemala201075.20 
Guyana------ 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201084.80 
Jamaica201086.60 
Mexico201093.10 
Nicaragua201096.50 
Panama201094.10 
Paraguay201093.90 
Peru200789.60 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines------ 
Suriname201094.70 
Trinidad and Tobago201098.80 
United States200999.00 
Uruguay201098.10 
Venezuela200795.20 
Regions
 
    
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02. Caribbean------ 
03. Central America------ 
04. North America------ 
05. South America------ 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).