There is a small Argentine diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2010 census, there were roughly 13,000 Argentine citizens living in Mexico. Argentine immigrants constitute the second largest foreign community of South Americans in Mexico and the fifth expatriate community. The Argentines have focused primarily on Mexico City, and in some cities such as Leon, Guadalajara, Puebla, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Mérida, Monterrey and Tampico. Mexico has granted naturalization and permanent residence for outstanding contributions that have had within the country (highlighting those kinds of sports and arts). Most Argentines established in Mexico come from the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Cordoba and Tucuman. The Argentina community dynamics has participated at the opening of establishments such as restaurants, bars, boutiques, modeling consultants, foreign exchange interbank market, among other lines of business.
As a result of the crisis in Argentina in 2001, many Argentines emigrated to Mexico on a temporary basis, intending to eventually emigrate to the U.S., but many of them never returned home. According to the census of 2000, Argentina had 1,465 in 2005 had 6,465 residents and there are about 13,696 Argentine citizens residing in Mexico with her children and grandchildren born in Mexico totaling approximately 35,000.