Colombian immigration to Mexico

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Colombian Mexican
Colombia en Mexico.jpg
Colombians at the Feria de las Culturas Amigas in Mexico City.
Total population
16,714 Colombia-born residents (2012)[1]
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Colombian diaspora

There is a significant Colombian diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2010 census, there were 13,922 Colombian citizens residing in Mexico,[2] making them the largest South American immigrant community in Mexico.[2]

Migration history[edit]

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.

Notable individuals[edit]

Celso Piña, a Colombian Mexican, is a Cumbia singer. The genre is a popular contribution to the culture of Mexico made by Colombians.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "International Migration Database". OECD. Retrieved 16 June 2015. Country of origin: Colombia, Variable: Stock of foreign population by nationality 
  2. ^ a b "Conociendo...nos todos" (PDF). INEGI. Retrieved December 5, 2014.