Colombian immigration to Mexico

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Colombian Mexican
Colombo mexicano, mexicolombiano
Total population
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Colombian diaspora

There is a small Colombian community in Mexico. According to the 2005 census, there were roughly 13,000 Colombian citizens residing in Mexico.

Migration history[edit]

Colombian carnival in Mexico City.

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, although it was not until the 70s 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.

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