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Mexico's Canadian Mennonites

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Mexico's Canadian Mennonites

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Mexico's Canadian Mennonites

Mexico's Canadian Mennonites

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In the 1920s, the Mexican government wanted to settle the barren northern areas of the country with industrious farmers.

At the invitation of the then-president, 20,000 Mennonites left Canada and settled in the state of Chihuahua.

They are still there, a flourishing community so well known that one of Mexico's signature cheeses is named for them: queso menonita.