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  Curacao politician Helmin Wiels shot dead
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Last EditedSesel  May 06, 2013 03:35am
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AuthorBBC News
News DateMonday, May 6, 2013 09:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA prominent politician on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, Helmin Wiels, has been shot dead.

Witnesses said he was killed on the beach by gunmen who sped off in a car.

Mr Wiels, 54, led the Pueblo Soberano party, which campaigns for independence from the Netherlands.

Local media say it is the first time a politician has been assassinated in Curacao. Prime Minister Daniel Hodge said: "This act was horrendous, terrible, and we are in shock."
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