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Venezuela jails 3 DirecTV executives as US firm cuts service


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have jailed three local DirecTV executives under an arrest warrant issued after the Dallas-based company abruptly cut off services to the South American country last month, citing U.S. sanctions against the socialist government, the men's lawyer said Friday.

Carlos Villamizar, one of the three men, told reporters in his attorney's office before surrendering that he had no prior knowledge that the services were being ended and that he was innocent of any crimes.

"It was a total surprise," he said, choking up with emotion over concern for h...

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