Colombian Mexicans

There is a significant Colombian diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2020 census, there were 36,234 Colombian citizens residing in Mexico,[1] making them the second largest South American immigrant community in Mexico.

Colombian Mexican
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Colombians at the Feria de las Culturas Amigas in Mexico City.
Total population
36,234 INEGI (2020)
Colombian Spanish and Mexican Spanish
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Colombian diaspora

Migration historyEdit

After Mexico's independence from Spain, the presence of Colombian people in Mexico was almost nonexistent, although over the years there was an increase of some Colombian immigrants for various reasons in Mexican territory. In the 1895 Census, sixty-seven Colombia-born individuals were counted as residents.[2] It was not until the 1970s when the presence of Colombians increased under the protection of political asylum as refugees by the Mexican government because of the Colombian guerrilla problems fleeing from their country during the 80s and many of them were protected and kept anonymous to avoid persecution. Both countries share the Spanish language; their historical origins are common (part of the Spanish Empire).

Notable individualsEdit

Celso Piña, a Mexican, is a Cumbia singer. The genre is a popular contribution to the culture of Mexico made by Colombians.
Mercado de Medellín, is a popular market from Mexico City, used principally by the Cuban and Colombian community.

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Estadísticas Históricas de México" (PDF). National Institute of Statistics and Geography. p. 83. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 1, 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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