Could the government be lying about illiteracy?

Katy says:
“Just to cite some important examples, our country had the honour in 2005 of having been declared officially by UNESCO as an illiteracy-free territory.” Mary Pili Hernández, Venezuela’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

UNESCO has not endorsed or made any statement to the effect that Venezuela is free of illiteracy.” Sue Williams, UNESCO’s Chief of Section of Bureau of Public Information, Paris.

Source: Vcrisis – the encore.