Colombian Mexicans

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Colombian Mexican
Colombia en Mexico.jpg
Colombians at the Feria de las Culturas Amigas in Mexico City.
Total population
20,135 Colombia-born residents (2015)[1]
Unknown number of Mexicans of Colombian descent
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.

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. In the 1895 Census, sixty-seven Colombia-born individuals were counted as residents.[3] 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 individuals[edit]

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 also[edit]


  1. ^ "Table 16: Total migrant stock at mid-year by origin and by major area, region, country or area of destination, 2015". United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Conociendonos todos" (PDF). INEGI. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 27, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "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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