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Maduro Releases DirecTV Executives as Venezuela Signal Returns

  • Chile venture capital firm says it bought DirecTV Venezuela
  • Executives were released from intelligence police headquarters
A gate blocks access to the DirectTV building in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 19.
A gate blocks access to the DirectTV building in Caracas, Venezuela, on May 19.Photographer: Matias Delacroix/Bloomberg
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Venezuela released three DirecTV executives late Friday, hours after signal was restored in the country following AT&T Inc.’s decision to shut down its operations in May.

Hector Rivero, Carlos Villamizar and Rodolfo Carrano, who were accused of fraud, boycott and destabilizing the economy, were released from intelligence police headquarters in Caracas and “are all in their homes” their lawyer Jesus Loreto said via text message Saturday.