Colombians at the Feria de las Culturas Amigas in Mexico City.
20,135 Colombia-born residents (2015)|
Unknown number of Mexicans of Colombian descent
|Related ethnic groups|
There is a significant Colombian diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2010 census, there were 13,922 Colombian citizens residing in Mexico, making them the largest South American immigrant community in Mexico.
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. 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).
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- Miguel Calero, footballer
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- Rómulo Rozo, artist
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