- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 15, 2009

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico and the United States have exchanged 36 inmates who were sent to their respective countries to serve out the remainder of their sentences.

Federal prosecutors say 10 Americans who were tried, convicted and sentenced in Mexico for homicide, weapons possession, drug or other charges have been sent north.

The United States, meanwhile, sent 26 Mexicans back home to serve out sentences for money laundering, drug charges or weapons possession.

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office said Sunday the exchanges were carried out between March 9 and 13. Three more such exchanges are planned for this year.

A 1977 treaty allows inmates convicted in either of the two nations to serve out their sentences in their home countries.

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