Uruguayans in Mexico

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Uruguayan Mexicans
Total population

2,231 Uruguay-born residents (2015)[1]

Unknown number of Mexicans of Uruguayan descent
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Uruguayan diaspora, Argentine Mexicans

Uruguayan Mexicans are people born in Uruguay who live in Mexico, or Mexican-born people of Uruguayan descent.


There are lots of Uruguayan-born persons living in Mexico, for a number of reasons. Both countries share the Spanish language; the historical origins of both nations is common (part of the Spanish Empire until the early 19th century); Mexico has a much bigger economy, which attracted Uruguayans in search of opportunities; and, from the political point of view, during the civic-military dictatorship of Uruguay (1973-1985), ideological affinity made Mexico attractive as an exile destination for several Uruguayans.

Uruguayan residents in Mexico have their own institutions, for instance, the Consultative Councils in Mexico City, Cancun, Puebla, and Toluca.[2]

Notable people[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "International Migration Database". OECD. Retrieved 17 July 2017. Country of birth/nationality: Uruguay, Variable: Stock of foreign population by nationality 
  2. ^ "List of Consultative Councils of Uruguayans abroad". Retrieved 1 November 2013.  (in Spanish)

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