Politician Shot Dead While Drinking Beer on Beach

Helmin Wiels' Pueblo Soberano party campaigns for independence from the Netherlands,

Helmin Wiels, a political leader on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao was shot dead on Sunday, the Grio reports.

Wiels had sent his bodyguard home, and was drinking a beer on the island’s Marie Pampoen beach, near the capital, Willemstad, when two gunmen approached him and fired five shots.

The gunmen sped off in a car. Wiels who was 54, died instantly

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