You might not expect to find too much of Mexico in Missouri. But small towns across the state, like Mexico, Missouri are adapting to a growing Latino population.
The last census reported the state of Missouri saw a nearly 80 percent increase in the Latino population from 2000 to 2010.
So it’s no surprise to hear conversations in Spanish when you step into Diva 27, a Mexican grocery and clothing store in Mexico. Boxes of tortillas, fresh sweet bread, spices and figurines of famous Mexican comedians line the shelves.