There is a significant Colombian diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2020 census, there were 36,234 Colombian citizens residing in Mexico, making them the second largest South American immigrant community in Mexico.
|36,234 INEGI (2020)|
|Colombian Spanish and Mexican Spanish|
|Related ethnic groups|
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. 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).
- Gabriel García Marquez, writer
- Álvaro Mutis, writer
- Fernando Botero Zea, politician
- Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo, actor
- Diana Golden, actress
- Harry Geithner, actor
- Aura Cristina Geithner, actress
- Miguel Calero, footballer
- Rómulo Rozo, artist
- Fernando Vallejo, writer
- Daniel Arenas, actor and model
- Sofía Álvarez, actress and singer
- Margarita la Diosa de la Cumbia, singer
- Maria Elisa Camargo, actress
- Juan Pablo Gamboa, actor
- ^ https://www.inegi.org.mx/temas/migracion
- ^ "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.