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Hi Carlos
Thanks for you kind offer. Lots of people offered on FB, so we're fine for now.

The group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1172...location=group
Yes! I can.

This my e-mail is:

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Tuesday morning update for the HUBB

Hi all,

I found a bit of time to write a short update about the search for Nicolas in Bolivia.

We could get a lot of media attention in Bolivia, Catherine (Nicolas sister) did a lot of TV interviews and many people shared the story on FB and Whatsapp.

So, of course, with a bike that common as the Suzuki DR650. We had a lot of sightings being reported. Catherine followed the most promising leads on the ground in La Paz, Tarija, Cobija and Riberalta. Yesterday we even check out a hospital, because somebody reported a Suzuki DR650 had crashed.

The Bolivian police is also searching for Nicolas, as data from Migration showed that he entered but not left Bolivia.

A group of very well connected Bolivian and foreign bikers are helping her in a Whatsapp group. But so far we could not find Nicolas, even most of the bikers all over Bolivia know the story and are looking for him.

Today Catherine told us, that she wants to hire a private rescue company from Israel and pay for this via crowdfunding.

More later.
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Mika, thanks much for the update, hopefully you'll have more positive news very soon!
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Seems like time to look in other countries, where had he been, in which direction was he going? Guessing north because it is winter
From what has been posted about contact with the Bolivian authorities, it appears that he has entered Bolivia, but has not left, so it appears that focusing on Bolivia makes the most sense.
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https://www.suzukimotos.com.bo

how about asking Suzuki Bolivia if they have had a request for spares?
Done, nothing so far
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Still, Bolivia is easy to exit and some posts are not "computerised"
so it might be an idea to check entry into border countries?
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Might be a long shot, but if he was going to attempt "ruta de las lagunas" it might be worth emailing all the tour companies in Uyuni that do this trip with the missing poster, perhaps a reward for info?
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from "HELP! missing person in Bolivia" - Facebook:


Help - missing person in Bolivia. está procurando respostas.30 min
Estamos buscando información sobre un accidente de motocicleta que involucró una gran moto blanca y un motorista extranjero que habría ocurrido hace aproximadamente un mes en la carretera que conecta Trinidad con Santa Ana del Yacuma. Mauricio Suárez de Trinidad nos contactó sobre esto, pero no recuerda dónde leyó esta noticia, probablemente en un sitio de taxinoticias. Si tiene alguna informacion al respecto por favor avisenos ya que estamos tratando de eliminar esta pista. ¡Muchas gracias por su ayuda!
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Just a quickie to encourage you. Keep strong! My best wishes from Spain.
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Update: posted by the Trinidad-Beni Newspaper "La Palabra del Beni"

Motociclista desaparecido Nicolás Holzem fue visto en Trinidad

FAMILIAR. Catherine Holzem comentó, también, que se reunió con oficiales de la Policía en esta ciudad y que hoy viajará a La Paz, donde tendrá una entrevista con autoridades de la FELCC.
MOTOCICLISTA DESAPARECIDO NICOLÁS HOLZEM FUE VISTO EN TRINIDAD.
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se les proporcionó a la familia. Catherine relató, a los medios de comunicación locales, que una vez en Trinidad, su persona se dirigió a un hotel céntrico, oportunidad en que la responsable de recepción le comentó que vio a Nicolás a principios de julio, quien buscaba hospedarse, pero al no lograr el ingreso de su motocicleta grande, dejó de
insistir y se fue.
Expresó que el citado dato
es el más concreto que logró hasta el momento, porque la recepcionista que afirma haberlo visto lo reconoció a través de las fotografías que mostró su persona. Aunque se trata de un indició, dijo, después de ello no pudo conseguir más información, ni siquiera de la Cámara Hotelera, que es la que aglutina a los hoteles y residenciales.
De acuerdo con los datos que la familia colocó en el grupo de Facebook, Nicolás mide 1,7 metros de altura. Su motocicleta es una Suzuki blanco DR650 (registro canadiense o placa Y34412). “Es un motociclista muy experimentado y ha estado por América del Sur desde abril, pero no ha estado en contacto desde el 15 de junio de 2019”, anotó la familia. Celulares de referencia: 72042457- 71552063-71045950.
Nicolás Holzem, motoquero de Luxemburgo, fue visto en la ciudad de Trinidad, informó su hermana Catherine, quien se encuentra en esta capital con el propósito de obtener información que ayude a esclarecer la desaparición de su familiar.
Nicolás Holzem, de 44 años de edad, inició un viaje por Sudamérica en motocicleta en abril de este año. Presuntamente habría ingresado por Puerto Acosta a Bolivia, a finales de junio, de acuerdo con datos que
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Catherine Holzem comentó, también, que se reunió con oficiales de la Policía en esta ciudad y que las siguientes horas viajará a La Paz, donde tendrá una entrevista con autoridades de la Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Crimen (FELCC), asimismo volverá a tomar contacto con el Consultado de Bélgica, que es el que representa a Luxemburgo.
Nicolás Holzem, de 44 años de edad, inició un viaje por Sudamérica en motocicleta en abril de este año. Presuntamente habría ingresado por Puerto Acosta a Bolivia, a finales de junio, de acuerdo con datos que se les proporcionó a la familia.
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I do not think you are turning over every stone to find him. It is hard to be critical of someone when they are dealing with something like this.

A lot of us have offered advice or asked questions and a lot of it has not been followed up on.

You can't just wait for it to fall in your lap.
Hi gatogato, I owe you an apology. I've just seen that you sent me 3 PMs 2 weeks ago with recommendations. You have to understand, the last few weeks have felt like being caught in a maelstrom for me. I've tried to work on all possible fronts, while keeping an overview of what was going on. I think I've mostly followed all your recommendations. I forwarded your friend's Matthias Bode contact details to one of the bikers who've been helping us from Cochabamba. 'Unfortunately' we started getting a lot of sightings reports, which had to be verified. And I forgot to follow up on this. Thanks for your time and for trying to help.

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I haven't participated in this thread, but I've noted that akosiwa has exhibited considerable grace in a very difficult situation. It would seem to me that anyone offering suggestions or help might do the same. This would include remembering that it is not you who is suffering.

My best wishes to all.

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Help - missing person in Bolivia.

4 de setembro às 13:45 ·

Gracias a la ayuda de un grupo de amigos bolivianos super-bacanos ♥️ finalmente hemos logrado encontrar un primer rastro 100% confirmado de Nicolás en Bolivia después de su entrada al país en Puerto Acosta el 16 de junio:
Nicolás pasó 3 noches en el Hotel Bella Vista (del 18 al 21 de junio) en Coroico y tenemos la entrada de registro del hotel firmada por él para probarlo. Ahora estamos sosteniendo un extremo del hilo que nos lleva a Nicolas. Si usted es de la región alrededor de Coroico o conoce personas que viajaron a la región hacia fines de junio, por favor ayúdenos a desenredar aún más este hilo
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Thanks for the update Paulo - Good news

Message translated to English..

Thanks to the help of a group of Bolivian super-Bacan friends ♥️ finally managed to find a 100% confirmed first trail of Nicolás in Bolivia after his entry into the country in Puerto Acosta on June 16:
Nicolás spent 3 nights at the Bella Vista Hotel (June 18-21) in Coroico and we have the hotel check-in signed by him to prove it. Now we're holding one end of the thread that takes us to Nicolas. If you are from the region around Coroico or know people who travelled to the region towards the end of June, please help us further untangle this thread
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