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Mexico is a mentioned-only location.


Businesses that operated in Mexico before the War included Petró-Chico and the publisher of a newspaper entitled El Periódico de las Aburridas.[1] During the Great War, Mexico City was hit by nuclear weapons, turned into a radioactive crater, though to a lesser degree than Washington, D.C. and Bakersfield.[2] The collapse of society resulted in total chaos, and Mexico City was quickly taken over by looters, who formed the beginning of the raider tribes.[2] Radioactive waste released from Control Station Enclave drifted down the coast of California and Mexico, causing irreversible ecological damage.[3]



A modern version of a replica neolithic shovel made in Mexico was mentioned in the Wixon's Shovel Museum.[4]


Mexico is mentioned in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas and its add-on Honest Hearts, and in the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World.

Behind the scenes

  • In Fallout: New Vegas, the Mexican flag appears wrapped around the stock of the unique hunting rifle, Paciencia.
  • The country was planned to appear in Black Isle's canceled second iteration of Fallout 3 (codenamed Van Buren).[Non-canon 1][Non-canon 2]
  • In the Fallout Bible, Mexico is mentioned, including events such as a major earthquake and destabilization at the hands of the United States in the interest of oil.[Non-canon 3]



  1. The Courier: "What's 'Petro-Chico?'"
    Raul Tejada: "You never heard of Petro-Chico, un Amigo de Poseidon Energy? Ah, of course not. They were an oil company in Mexico, back before the War."
    (Raul Tejada's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Raul Tejada: "We figured maybe we could find help in Mexico City - we were young, we didn't know what had happened, really. We didn't understand about the bombs."
    Courier Six: "Wasn't Mexico City basically annihilated in the Great War?"
    Raul Tejada: "I don't think it was as hard hit as DC or Bakersfield, but it was bad enough. By the time we got there, the city was a radioactive ruin. Still, the city was full of looters, already forming into the beginnings of raider tribes. Crime was bad before the War, but now it was a nightmare. We were living like scavengers, scraping by on what little food we could find, always looking for medicine for my burns. And then, of course, the radiation started to kick in, turning me into this handsome devil you see before you."
    (Raul Tejada's dialogue)
  3. Power plant operations
  4. Fallout 4 message box transcriptions


  1. Denver design document p. 6: "When Mexico and the Midwest started to suffer food shortages, Denver was hit hard because of its high population. Food rationing began."
  2. Denver design document p. 8: "Midwest USA and Mexico start having food shortages and can't supply Denver with the food it needs. Food riots occur. National Guard called in."
  3. Fallout Bible 0: "2051: Seeking to protect business interests and their oil supply, the United States began to exert increasing pressure on Mexico, citing the political instability and pollution stemming from Mexico as a threat to the United States. Various economic sanctions served to destabilize Mexico, and the United States military entered Mexico to keep the oil refineries running and ensure that oil and fuel continued to make their way north across the border (at Mexico's expense)."