Mexico (Spanish: México) is a country in North America, featured as a minor location in Season 2a, and a major location in Season 2b of Fear the Walking Dead. It's bordered to the north by The United States of America and to the south by Guatemala.
Nothing is known about Mexico before the outbreaks, except that it was operating as normal.
Post Apocalypse Edit
In Season 1, no news of Mexico reaches the survivors. It can be inferred from the information provided by George Geary in the Season 2 episode We All Fall Down that this was the period in which elements of the Mexican Military were deployed to The Border.
In the episode We All Fall Down, it was mentioned by George Geary that all of the west coast cities of America got bombed. During this conversation with Travis Manawa, Geary says that Mexico has sealed its borders with the United States.
During his search of Strand's boat, Daniel Salazar found maps of the western coast of Mexico along with a loaded MP5 sub-machine gun. It is later revealed that Mexico is Strand's true destination. He states that he has a well-supplied, well-defended safe-house in Rosarito, Baja California. The safe-house is the home of Thomas Abigail and his family and it appears to be in a relatively secluded part of the country.Mexico is not as safe as some in Madison's group believe. On their journey inland the group quickly encounter a Priest and his congregation who have been poisoned and have later reanimated. However, elements of the Mexican Military, mainly the Mexican Navy, are still active and patrolling coastal waters to stop refugees entering - or, at least, to stop those refugees who can't pay and the infected from entering.
When Celia Flores is talking to about the infected locked in the wine cellar, she says she is keeping them safe, because outside they would be "hunted" and "killed" like they were "monsters" and that they are family. Since most of the staff and their families seem to live on the premises, the implication is that they are aware of other infected who were killed outside the safe house. So Celia seems to be implying that there are outbreaks in Mexico, but the outbreak hasn't reached epidemic levels.Seemingly in contradiction to this though, the trailer for Season 2b seems to suggest that the infection HAS reached epidemic levels and that Mexico has had outbreaks for some time (judging by the decomposition of some of the infected seen therein). It may be that Celia wasn't aware of the extent of the outbreak or was playing it down, either in order not to worry Nick and his group, or because of her near religiously held belief that the infection is the next evolution of life.
Further support for the infection reaching epidemic levels in Mexico is supported by the fact that when asked why the flotilla didn't pursue or sink them after the exchange that killed Miguel and Vazquez Strand simply responded that they (the military) believed that whatever was on land would kill them.
Therefore, by the end of Season 2a the country (or at least the state of Baja California) is already overrun and this would explain the lack of large scale military operations in the region. The reason for this may be the rather open border between San Diego and Tijuana, which measures over 15km, and that the bombing of San Diego may have driven many infected out of the city and across the border.
As Season 2b progresses, it is proven that the outbreak has indeed reached epidemic levels, as hordes of the infected rove nearly unchallenged in Baja California, with only gangs such as the 'Los Hermanos' gang and the residents of La Colonia making any sort of stand against the infected.
It is hinted by Sierra in Fear the Walking Dead: Passage that the infection hit Mexico at the same time that it hit The United States of America as she said the border between the two countries was in chaos with people heading both north and south in order to avoid the Infected.
- Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California
- Abigail Family Vineyard
- Baja California, the state in which the Abigail Family Vineyard is situated. It is overrun with the Infected.
- Rosarito Beach Hotel