Another one of those Guardian pieces about Cuba (not all that bad a one actually) and I spot this in the comments.
No Rory, for its achievements against the odds the revolution is respected. A better life expectancy than the vastly richer US is no mean feat, not to mention the educational methods which are now stamping out illiteracy across Latin America.
This is one of those things that always slightly puzzles me. Why such empahsis placed upon literacy in a place where the Government decides what you might be allowed to read or write?