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US Representative Urges Brazil to Return Abducted American Child

David and Seanb Goldman On February 4th, 2009, U.S. Congressman Chris Smith from New Jersey state spoke before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs during its hearing on "US Policy Toward Latin America in 2009 and Beyond." The congressman made a statement condemning Brazil's weak record of enforcing the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Smith brough to light the case of American David Goldman whose son, Sean Goldman, was abducted by his own mother to Brazil. The woman remarried in Brazil and soon after died. Even after her death the Brazilian Justice refuses to return the boy to his father who lives in the United States. Her comments are now a part of the official Congressional Record.

On the same day, Congressmen Smith introduced House Resolution 125, "Calling on the central authority of Brazil to immediately discharge all its duties under the Hague Convention by facilitating and supporting Federal judicial proceedings as a matter of extreme urgency to obtain the return of Sean Goldman to his father, David Goldman, for immediate return to the United States."

Additionally, this resolution describes all of the various failings of the Brazilian judiciary and law enforcement in the handling of this case, and calls upon the United States Government to declare that Brazil is a "Country Not Compliant with the Convention."

On February 5th, Senators Lautenberg and Menendez of NJ released an open letter to Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The letter summarizes the case and urges President Lula to take action and return the child to the United States.

Additionally, it warns of the precedence that could be set if a strategy of delay and legal miring so that the child adapts to his abductors is permitted to become a basis for denying the return of any abducted child.

Congress's sudden involvement in this case was spurred by the national reaction to the NBC Dateline television special featuring David Goldman and his tragic story of the abduction of his son. On January 30th, nearly 5 million viewers tuned in to learn of this heartbreaking saga.

Their response was overwhelming, flooding websites and email bins, searching for more details and demanding action from both governments. Nearly 30,000 people signed the petition or joined the Facebook group to show their support for David's efforts to be reunited with his son.

Congressman Chris Smith and his wife were among those watching. The Smith's were moved by David's plea for help and his obvious love for his son. At his wife's urging, Congressman Smith immediately contacted his staff to inform them that he was going to get involved.

That very night, his staff contacted David Goldman and scheduled a meeting for the following Monday. At the meeting, the congressman presented David with an offer: he would do everything in his power to help David bring his son back home including accompanying David to Brazil for any future court proceedings.

The opportunity to honor that promise came quickly. David and Congressman Smith flew to Brazil together on February 5th, 2009 to meet with high level government officials and to attend a court ordered mediation hearing.

Together with U.S. Ambassador Clifford Sobel and David's Brazilian legal representatives, the pair met with Sean's Brazilian guardian and Judge . At this hearing, David was finally granted the right to visit his son for the first time in four and a half years. Other issues related to custody of the child were not determined.

The illegal behavior of one person and his success in manipulating the Brazilian justice system has brought international attention to the human rights record of an entire country. In addition to the Goldman case, there are nearly fifty other open cases of children abducted to Brazil from the United States alone.

Certainly this is not what President Lula wishes to deal with as he prepares to enter into negotiations with the new administration in the United States over critical issues such as free trade and biofuels.

Yet there is little doubt that unless he and Justice Minister Tarso Genro act to ensure that this case and others like it are handled at the federal or supreme court level and that judges are directed to follow the Hague Treaty, he will face public demonstrations as well as resistance from Washington during his upcoming visit to United States.
 
Service:

HR125:  http://bringseanhome.org/hr125.html
Lautenberg/Menendez letter: http://lautenberg.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=307802
AP Story on Chris Smith visiting Brazil:  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/americas/AP/story/889695.html

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  • Jonathan Porto da Sila

    The anger of the Brazilian president who reinvented the wheel
    Before you start reading to know that I used the translator for this there must be many errors
    As Brazilian I am ashamed that my government retaliate his diplomatic failure in Honduras in a child, should common sense prevail in the case of Cuban boy! The child has to stay with his biological father! I hope that the American Embassy in Brazil use diplomacy strong pro-active for the corrupt Brazilian Judiciary not put obstacles!
    Just for you Americans have an idea how we Brazilian suffered the members of the current Brazilian government were members of terrorist cells communist south america, 1960 by this sympathetic FARC in Colombia and the Bolivarian Revolution Mad Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and recently Ahmadinejad of Iran, the political Brazilians like traveling very much and do little pra combat the misery and poverty of the people of Brazil and now want to appear as a counterpoint of the G-7?
    But do not worry! these nut cases that now govern Brazil already are starting because in 2010 there will be elections for president and Lula “the president walker” can not be re-elected, I hope Barack Obama will protect us as he did in Honduras where Lula change your mind.
    have a happy Christmas and prosperous new year, enough to buy tropical fruits and will enjoy the carnival in Rio de Janeiro in 2010!

  • Tiffany

    Disgrace
    I use to be fascinated with The Brazilian Culture. I have seen Bebel Gilberto times. I will never go to Brazil. i would be way to scared. I might not come back.

  • Double-Dot

    [quote]they do make to very fine sail boats . [/quote]

    Not as good as the ones you build. 😉

    Celio is an idiot and coward . He must be a Brazilian ex-pat in Zimbabwe, hating everything American. DonÀ‚´t waste your time arguing with him.

    Long live our Lone Star state. 😉 😀 😉

  • forrest allen brown

    no DD they have some good points
    they do make to very fine sail boats .
    there space ships are good also
    and the exocet is a very good air to sea wepon system

    now trying to protect there clutuer by renaming all internet functions well way off
    and by being so anti US have let so many muslims in the country they cant control the riots by them demanding
    rights they dont deserve

    got to have some pitti on the good french whitch Celio is not one just by the way it writes

  • Double-Dot

    Celio
    Shut the fuck up, you Frog.
    [quote]Im certainly 100% european, both parents and grandparents are european and so on![/quote]
    Big deal.
    The Frogs cant even make a decent airplane and have to seek the help of the fucking Brits and the Krauts. All you are capable of doing is to drink your wine that tastes like horse pee, when the Krauts are invading your worthless land and cry over the shoulders of the Brits who in turn have to come rushing to us to save the asses of you both.

    Then you have to elect that fuck Sarko who is a big bullshitter and a philanderer to lead your country. I still wonder why that Fuck Hitler didn’t carpet bomb Paris. Brown is correct. You asses were saved in WW I,WW II and Indo-China by US.

    Then you come and correct BrownÀ‚´s English. Typical of Gallic arrogance.

    God bless America and fuck the frogs.

  • Celio

    forrest allen brown
    Im certainly 100% european, both parents and grandparents are european and so on!

    If Im French or not, that is something i will let your imagination decide as Im not describing my life on this website

    [quote]from TEXAS live on my boat been to more places then NATGEO [/quote]

    than NATGEO

    [quote]but dont claim any land as a home . [/quote]

    don’t claim any land as home … NO “A” THERE

    [quote]just dont like people whom think the US is bad just because of lack of knowing the truth like more people dont like the french
    have you ever though of that [/quote]

    just don’t like people WHO think the US is bad just because of THE lack of knowing the truth THAT more people don’t like the french

    You are not even half breed here… probably a Brazilian student wannabe Texan because your English is far from NATIVE.. So I shall not waste my time with you !

  • forrest allen brown

    so now we know why you are so anti US
    just cant get over algeria & vietnam or ww2 or 1 for that fact.

    from TEXAS live on my boat been to more places then NATGEO

    but dont claim any land as a home .

    just dont like people whom think the US is bad just because of lack of knowing the truth like more people dont like the french
    have you ever though of that

    So are you true french or some half breed or or move in arab ???????
    so the illeagle muslims still complaining about therer rights !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Celio

    forrest allen brown
    Some things I want to say to you:

    I don’t shop in WalMart,
    I am not keen on movies,
    I don’t drink your booze, I drink Stella (Belgian beer)
    I never drink Red Bull, do your research That is proven to be bad for your health and it was banned from France..
    I don’t wear your clothes, all the clothes here are made in China..
    My car is Peageout.. thats French..
    I mostly fly with Airbus that is a British French company
    and I live in France not US..

    You don’t sound native American with your very broken English… You are trying to be American.. !

    Are you Brazilian ? So you are a Brazilian wannabe American, how sweet ! You should choose a better country to be naturalized !!!!

  • forrest allen brown

    if you hate the US then why do you speak and write ENGLISH
    DRINK COKES AND SHOP IN WAL-MART
    watch the movies we pruduce ,
    drink our booze , red bull, eat at Mc Ds
    try to by our clothes ,drive the cars , fly in the planes we build .
    live in the US ?????????????

    if you hate the jews , would you give up the cell phones they invented them
    you hate the US give up the internet

    hate of a hole country just plane stupid , and we all know you can not fix stupid

    do you know how many brasilians were killed in the towers ??????? i bet not

  • Linderman

    Double-Dot
    [quote]We are loved by everybody in the world[/quote]

    Spot on, Double-Dot. The rattle snakes are no competition to us. 😉

    God bless America

  • Double-Dot

    Besides
    We are loved by everybody in the world because we are the best people on earth… The other nations all envy us because of our superiority

    God bless America

  • Double-Dot

    [quote]Even your neigbors Canada and Mexico hate you ! Wakie Wakie Wake up[/quote]

    Why should the Canucks and Wetbacks hate us when we are so good to them? This is a vicious Limey propaganda to discredit us.

    MGBA

  • The truth

    The truth is
    Americans were attacked and many have died it was horrible, however, now they are attacking countries at random and killing their civilians so many in the world don’t see them as any better than Osama Bin Laden etc

  • Clark

    Wake up
    In which world do you live in ???? Don’t you know that apart from the Americans themselves NO ONE else like them ? You should travel more …

    Even your neigbors Canada and Mexico hate you ! Wakie Wakie Wake up 😀

  • Celio

    Ch.c.
    Ch.c is swiss..

    But I’m glad you got angry though… 😉 Yes I was watching the attacks on the news with some popcorn and coke… it was like an action movie 😉

    Fuck the Americans…

  • Ch.c

    Celio
    [quote]When the USA was attacked, I was watching it on TV eating popcorn with coke… [/quote]

    Pure lie. Which country were you living in at that time? If you hate us so much, why were you drinking Coke? Get your facts straight. From your name and the bullshit you are talking, it is obvious that you are a Cheater, Liar and a Junkie. For a fuck to eat popcorn with coke at that time of the day anywhere in the world, you must have been jobless,illegal and yet living on welfare.

    To “The Truth”:

    [quote]Three words for all Americans: f**k YOU ALL[/quote]

    Fuck YOU too, you goat fucker. 🙁 You can keep on writing crap in this blog and people will get tired of you and fucks like Celio real soon.

  • Celio

    Americans
    When the USA was attacked, I was watching it on TV eating popcorn with coke… 😉

  • The truth

    The truth is
    You are right,

    Containing Americans in their own little world excluded from the rest of the planet is a great idea!

    Even their allies (Canada, UK, etc) are getting tired of their let’s save the world shit ! They can’t even save their own environment let alone the others’ , the only thing big about America is their ego that the World can’t live without them. HAHAHA We would do better if they didn’t exist at all …

    Three words for all Americans: FUCK YOU ALL

  • forrest allen brown

    truth what world do you live on
    whay dont we do it this way close the borders to all peoples , toss out all non US citisens .
    stop all aid from the US to other countries .
    make all trade tit for tat .
    stop puting up with your drugs , copie right infriengment , your lack of enforcement of your own laws till they are to your benafit ,
    stop importing your garabage , close all US owned plants and bring them back home and give the jobs to US citisens ,
    shut down wal-marts all over the world ,ford , chevy ,chrylster auto plants ,
    close all country owned farms in the US to exporting back to there home countries ,
    uphold the farm subisdies in the US , and say to hell with your complaints about them .
    get the UN out of the US , and the US out of the UN . as they are like brasil , boliva ,venezula .

    and only trade with countries that show the human rights , laws are enforced ,
    are governmenlity in line with the US .

    make new money not for export and give only 30 days to change it over with proof of
    leagle earnings by txa statements .

    yes it would sting the US a bit but would kill others

    brasil has killed the amazon on its own fishing ,loging, chemical plants , 12 million people taking a dump in it a day .
    thousands of cattle doing the same , your river boats leaking oil .

    dont blame the US

  • The truth

    The truth is
    Brazil should be like Venezuela, Russia, Bolivia, North Korea, Iran, China etc, etc, etc and don’t put up with American shit… the world is in a bad condition (economically, military and environmentally) all because of the Americans.. so If the whole world unites, we can all invade America, give South USA territory (California, New Mexico, Texas etc) back to the Mexicans (as it was Mexican territory b4 but stolen by the Americans like they are trying to do with the Amazon and the oil in Iraq) and put them in their place!

  • forrest allen brown

    every person from the US should contact
    there state , and ferdral reps and force them to
    question if the US should even think of doing business with brasil
    as it is a worse state than cuba.

    if you live in or around washington protest lula when he comes to the US let OBAMA know
    how brasil see the US and how lula him self will stab him in the back onec he goes back
    and reports to chaves and castro , and his buddie morlas .

    we should hope OBAMA is smarter than to put up with lula and his lies about the US and brasils laws

  • yasir

    for USA
    all the amercan are kidnappers kill them if they will come to brazil otherwise i ll se them m coming to brazil to fuck tha amercan visitor (0027-737273727)

  • bo

    “Quase cem estrangeiros assaltados no Rio em trÀƒªs dias….”
    http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Rio/0,,MUL1012352-5606,00-POLICIA DESCARTA ENVOLVIMENTO DE DETIDO EM ASSALTO A ALBERGUE.html

    “Nearly 100 foreigners robbed in Rio in Three days.” 😮 😮

  • bo

    [quote]The illegal behavior of one person and his success in manipulating the Brazilian justice system has brought international attention to the[b] human rights record of an entire country[/b]. In addition to the Goldman case, there are nearly fifty other open cases of children abducted to Brazil from the United States alone.[/quote]

    Wonder how many cases worldwide? 500? 1000? More? Human rights in Brazil? Yeah, go ask the sugarcane cutters in Alagoas about human rights. And the U.S. is going to buy ethanol from Brazil while large percentages of people responsible for it’s production are working as slave laborers?

    Congratulations to JPLS and PLS!!! Your blatent disrespect for everything that is “right” and the ability to buy “justice” here in Brazil will have hopefully awoken the U.S.about not only this blatent, disrespect for international treaties, the law, family, and american children, as well as children from all over the world, but hopefully to slave labor and the unfair trading practices and protectionism that exists in this country so that the U.S., Europe, and others will give you an ultimatum. It’s time to play fair and abide by the rules, the law and enforce it, or a policy of reciprocity will be enacted. The choice is yours.

  • bo

    Cockstinha..
    [img]http://www.in-sect.com/scr/Steenking_badges.jpg[/img]

    😀

  • Double-Dot

    Bo
    Can’t you see I closed this thread already? Go and put your worthless opinion alongside your mouth in the garbage bin

  • bo

    Apart from everything else…
    Brazil is now the safe-haven to the kidnappers of children!! Congrats Brazil! Great thing to be known as. Brazil is one of if not the most xenophobic place on planet earth. How in the world can a judicial system be so biased, corrupt, and discriminatory? Just have to shake your head.

    I see that Cockstinha is keeping up the brazilian image….good job buddy, keep breathing so at least we always have a legitimate reason for our disgust! 😉

  • Double-Dot

    [quote]As an American here, two words for you: f**k YOU ![/quote]

    I just want you to know that I did NOT post the previous entry. Too many people faking my ID. I am getting off this thread and rest assured that any future entries under my ID are fakes. Goodbye.

  • Texan

    Double-Dot
    As an American here, two words for you: FUCK YOU !

  • Double-Dot

    Americans here
    For all the Americans here on this forum: Fuck you all !!! You are all a disgrace to America ! Probably Im the only decent person in this whole country…

    The problem here is about the child in Brazil and not about your American shit here…

    God bless America but not the people like you

  • Double-Dot

    Linda,Clara, Theresa,etc;

    Why don’t you shut the fuck up ? Disgrace to the country where you were born and that raised you. Instead of coming out with a viable plan to rescue a child, all that you are doing is to fake my ID and write nonsense. “Focus” is the keyword and you don’t seem to know its meaning.

    God bless America and Semper Fi to it.

  • dnbaiacu

    triple dot
    No one is doubting you 😉 He managed to escape from the Zoo 😉 😉 😉

  • triple dot

    Double-dot
    He is the most disgusting person I’ve ever met here in America… His brainless body, for some unknown reason, is able to walk and move one finger on his keyboard, but that’s pretty much it that he can do..

  • Clark

    Double-dot
    He is a brainless creature..

    What a jerk

  • Double-dot

    Americans here
    Some Americans here seem to be licking Brazilian ass.. You are the idiots ..

    Limeys, you are all jerks! Ch.c, you are an african bastard..

    I’m the voice of the truth..

    God bless America only

  • Texan

    People like you
    Double-dot,

    You are an idiot ! If you want to play, at least get your geography right

  • Linderman

    Double-dot
    I’m not saying Americans are crap at geography… You are, IDIOT!

  • What ThafuckÀ¢€¦
    This fish market is getting out of controlÀ¢€¦ All of you single, double, triple, multiple demented dots can all kiss my arse.

    1)CHC is my slave, I am his Master.
    2)The boy stays in Brasil where he belongs.
    3)You FUGLY americans suck my dingalinger.
    4)Yes, Americans are dumb and stupid (example: Florist A$$ Brown).
    5)Your american injustice system has no jurisdiction here in Brasil, you can send all congress asswipes, ambassador or any other american idiot, all you doing is pissing us off even more.

    Why don’t you all stop gyrating that gaping misplaced asshole of a mouth on your respective faces for a f.u.c.k.ing minute so I can see what the f.u.c.k. gibbering witless gimps actually looks like?

    Questions?

    Costinha

  • Double-Dot

    Linderman
    [quote]Show to the world that we americans are crap at geography [/quote]

    I am very disappointed in you, Linderman, for saying that we Americans are crap in Geography. We are very good at it like in other disciplines. You seem to be apologetic for being an American and I wonder why. My point is that the 8 year old American kid has to be released from the Brazilian prison and Chavez better get his ass in gear and do something about it, instead of dragging his feet.

    I know that you have some issue with that guy from Swaziland. It hardly matters to me. The most important thing right now is to get the poor 8 old American kid released from the Brazilian prison. LetÀ‚´s focus on this , Linderman.

  • dnbaiacu

    The Truth About Double-Dot
    [quote]Has anyone written to the Brazilian President Mr.Chavez who seems to be a decent guy? [/quote]

    Yes, making fun of the brazilian government…

    [quote]As for the rest of the garbage posts about Swaziland, it is just the propaganda machine set up by the Limeys to discredit that small nation. [/quote]

    Yes, making fun of Ch.c

    Which side is he on ? On his own stupid side just messing around with all of us, but he’s not smart enough for that !

  • Celio

    OK
    If that’s the case Double-dot, then it’s ok

    We only accept insults towards Ch.c. here 😉 😉 😉

  • Double-Dot

    Hang on a second !!!
    Can’t you see guys I was just calling Ch.c an poor, starved and mentally ill old man from Africa?

    He acts like someone who’s never eaten in his life and that affected his brain 😉 😉 😉

  • Linderman

    YES DOUBLE-DOT
    YES DOUBLE-DOT or should I say Cockvagina as you were called before here

    Show to the world that we americans are crap at geography

  • Celio

    Double-Dot
    [quote]I don’t understand why an 8 year old American kid is being imprisoned in Brazil[/quote]

    Of course you don’t understand… There are few things in the world you can understand as your brain is very limited… go to school and ask your teacher the difference between Swaziland and Switzerland

  • Clark

    Double-Dot
    No, Ch.c is from Switzerland… The only thing from Africa here is Double-dot’s poor education..

    Or if that his way to insult Ch.c, I apologize to him because this Ch.c. deserves all the insults here

  • Joao2

    Swaziland ???
    Can’t he read nor write? Big difference between Switzerland and Swaziland

    or Is Ch.c. from Africa ????

  • triple dot

    Double-Dot
    First: No one needs your shit opinion again

    Second: if you are going to mess around about the Brazilian President ok… At least Don’t disrespect Ch.c AGAIN by saying he comes from Swaziland IDIOT::

    The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south, and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, are named after the 19th century king Mswati II.

    You are disrespecting Ch.c. again because he called you a Cockvagina.. YES YOU ARE! YOU KNOW YOU ARE!!!!

    I told this Double-Dot is so fake, He is playing all the time with this shit opinion then saying someone faked his ID and so on… He’s doing all of this shit messing! JERK! IDIOT!

  • Double-Dot

    Wait a second. I saw an entry faking my ID. I did NOT post it. Obviously the Limeys and Islamo-fascists have taken over this site spreading hateful messages.

    I don’t understand why an 8 year old American kid is being imprisoned in Brazil.Has anyone written to the Brazilian President Mr.Chavez who seems to be a decent guy?

    As for the rest of the garbage posts about Swaziland, it is just the propaganda machine set up by the Limeys to discredit that small nation.

    God bless America.Even HE cant save the Queen of the Limeys from her own subjects.

  • Clark

    HAHAHA
    We are not the same person.. and If you paid attention here before jumping into conclusions there are quite a few people who believe the boy should stay !!!!!

    [quote]I’ve been involved with this for 4 months. In that time, I’ve heard from well over 1,000 Brazilians living in Brazil and maybe twice that many Brazilian expats.[/quote]

    1,000 Brazilians? There are 200 millions in the country IDIOT… Just a moron to say every single person in the whole country has one only sole opinion… IDIOT

  • JSW

    Clark aka Brazilian Pride aka ….
    Of course you agree with him. You’re the same person. I’ve been involved with this for 4 months. In that time, I’ve heard from well over 1,000 Brazilians living in Brazil and maybe twice that many Brazilian expats. Each and every one of them showed their support for David Goldman. Less then 10 Brazilians contacted me to disagree, and those hadn’t done the research and just jumped to conclusions. And those numbers would be MUCH higher if Globo ran the story they filmed.

    So tell me, what proof do you have that David was abusive? Did Bruna use that as an argument in court? Tell her friends? If you’re going to make such an argument you have to have proof or it means nothing.

    Didn’t think so.

  • Clark

    AES
    Imagine if the situation was you against Microsoft for example, That would be a long painful battle too… This guy was unfortunate to be battling with a very wealthy and influential family…

    That is why, my friend AES, I will tell you: Choose your wife well 😉

  • AES

    run up against two very powerful and influential families, the Ribeiro’s and Lins e Silva’s, that have done all they can to prevent him from being reunited with Sean

    David has been fighting relentlessly in the Brazilian judicial system to win back custody of Sean and bring him home to their house in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

    David is fighting the battle of his life and has run up against two very powerful and influential families, the Ribeiro’s and Lins e Silva’s, that have done all they can to prevent him from being reunited with Sean. He has exhausted virtually every legal option available to him in both the US and Brazil at great cost emotionally and financially. After Bruna’s sudden and tragic passing on August 22nd, we all assumed David would finally be able to see Sean and bring him home. Unfortunately, he is now in the midst of another custody battle, this time with Bruna’s new husband, JoÀƒ£o Paulo Lins e Silva.

  • AES

    A shocking call
    Goldman thought his marriage was solid and his wife happy. But when she got to Brazil, his wife called him and said she was not returning to the United States. And, she said, she was keeping Sean with her. Whatˢ۪s more, Goldman says, Bruna told him that if he ever wanted to see Sean again, he would have to assign sole custody of the boy to her.

    Goldman went to court in New Jersey, where Sean was born, and obtained a court order calling for a custody hearing in that state and granting custody of Sean to Goldman pending the hearing. According to the laws of Brazil and the United States, as well as international law as spelled out in the Hague Treaties, to which Brazil is a signatory, Sean should have been returned home for the hearing. But Brazilian courts waited a year to respond to the New Jersey court, and then ruled that since so much time had passed, the child should stay with his mother.

    Bruna obtained a divorce from Goldman in Brazil and married a Brazilian lawyer, who Goldman says comes from a prominent and politically well-connected family in that country. Pregnant by her new husband, Bruna died in childbirth last month.

    In America, Goldmanˢ۪s marriage was still valid, he says. He learned from friends in Brazil about Brunaˢ۪s death about a week after the fact. After four years of trying to get his son back, he thought this was finally the opportunity he needed.

    À¢€œAs tragic as it is, I needed to be with my son,À¢€Â Goldman told Vieira, referring to his wifeÀ¢€™s death. He thought, À¢€œHereÀ¢€™s my chance to go down and bring him home and be with my son.À¢€Â

    Paper tiger?
    Goldman had been traveling to Brazil for every court hearing that ruled against him over the years. He went again, only to discover that his late wifeˢ۪s Brazilian husband had filed a petition with local family courts to remove Goldmanˢ۪s name from Seanˢ۪s birth records and replace it with his own.

    À¢€œ[That] would exclude me from ever even being my sonÀ¢€™s father,À¢€Â Goldman told Vieira. À¢€œSo far, the Brazilian judicial system is letting him do this.À¢€Â

    The U.S. Embassy in Brazil has written letters asking Brazilian authorities to recognize Goldmanˢ۪s paternal rights and the international and national laws that seem to favor his case.
    TODAY
    David Goldman in the TODAY studio.
    ——————————————————————————–

    À¢€œWhat IÀ¢€™ve been told is, weÀ¢€™re considered a paper tiger,À¢€Â Goldman said. À¢€œWeÀ¢€™ll write letters. WeÀ¢€™ll have meetings. But thereÀ¢€™s no accountability on Brazil for kidnapping my child. In essence, this man who is no blood relation to my son could be any man taking any child to Brazil and filing custody, and with the delayed process of those courts, theyÀ¢€™ll say, À¢€˜Yes, this child belongs with that person.À¢€™ À¢€Â

    In Goldmanˢ۪s New Jersey home, Seanˢ۪s room remains as it was when he left four years ago, his favorite Scooby-Doo stuffed animal still on his bed, his clothes still in his closet. The boy is 8 now, and, although Goldman has been able to speak with him a few times on the phone, he has not been able to see him. Goldman has a Web site, bringseanhome.org, dedicated to regaining custody of his son.

    Ignoring laws
    Vieira asked how itˢ۪s possible that the Brazilian courts have apparently ignored their own laws.
    TODAY
    In happier times: David Goldman with his son, Sean, and his late wife.
    ——————————————————————————–

    À¢€œI know this man comes from an influential family. I donÀ¢€™t know,À¢€Â Goldman replied. À¢€œItÀ¢€™s just wrong on every level of the law in both countries, in international law À¢€¦ He should have been home within six weeks, and yet there was this sympathy À¢€” the mother and the child.À¢€Â

    Goldman said he never intended to deny Bruna the right to see their child. À¢€œIt was never about separating the mother from the child. He was born here, we were married here and our habitual residence was here, so a court here should decide jurisdiction. You should not be able to flee and make up a story.À¢€Â

    Now, the question is how a person who is not related by blood to Sean can erase Goldmanˢ۪s name from his sonˢ۪s birth records.

    À¢€œHow can it be possible, a non-blood person could take my child?À¢€Â Goldman asked rhetorically, fighting his emotions. À¢€œI donÀ¢€™t know. I donÀ¢€™t know.À¢€Â

    For more information on David Goldmanˢ۪s custody battle, visit bringseanhome.org.

  • ch.c.

    IDIOTS
    IDIOTS !!! Making jokes with my sexuality! Who are the racists now ????

    1st: YES I had a brazilian boyfriend and thank god he went back to Brazil (where he belongs with his kind)

    2nd: Liars and Idiots, you are all the same..

    3rd: Switzerland is far better than your Banana Republic.. We are in a different league IDIOTS.. I will date swiss men only !!!!!

    Proven once again we swiss are better, IDIOTS

  • swiss little boy

    Ch.c
    Ch.c my love, where are you ? No need to buy an asian boy, Im swiss and I want to be your boyfriend

    I have a big gun between my legs here for you

  • As said by the many articles here and elsewhere ……..
    Ouch… The ricola transvestite is so nervousÀ¢€¦.

    CHC, you are a turd-tossing tard!

    From your dearest,

    Costa

  • Clark

    JSW
    I agree with his opinion and I think you are dickhead to make such a general statement that no one else in Brazil agrees with him.. Just morons like you make general statements like that to give strength to an argument …

  • jsw

    Brazilian Side??
    “I stand on the brazilian side”
    Then you must be either a troll or part of that family because NO ONE ELSE IN BRAZIL agrees with you. The Brazilian Central Authority, the Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. and evey other Brazilian who has heard this story stand together in the knowledge that these people have NO legal claim to Sean. But keep spouting lies and making false accusations. ANYONE who does just a few minutes of research will realize just how pathetic your claims are.Can you back up your statements with copies of legal documents and reputable publications? Is there ONE PERSON in authority who has stood up to back you?

  • brazilian pride

    my opinion
    the child belongs in Brazil with the mothers family. I can asure you the father is not capable of giving that child a good education growing up. First, because he has abused his ex wife before. (the mother) Second, he in a single man trying to take care of a kid that doesnt even remeber him as a father figure. I stand on the brazilian side on this one

  • AES

    Think of the fact that the boy is a U.S. citizen and is an asset. He is a ticket to L’etras Unis. It is not the childs interest the Brazilian courts have in mind. The childs mother felt that the child would be taken from her and her parental rights abridged. But that was her Brazilian experience guiding her action. She is/was a criminal. That is not the environment to raise a child and the people he is living/imprisoned, being brainwashed with now are equally criminal aiding in abbeting in this most heinous crime against his father. It is self evident that if he were not a decent human being the Congressman and the 100,000 of e mailers would not have come to his jeudicial defense. The child will be returned to the father, their is now too much money invoved, enough to buy justice, justice that should be the right of every Brazilian. Percentage wise his life will be culturally richer, healthier, less violent and more civilized living in a civilization based on the rule of law.

  • Celio

    Damn right and a Connection with Ch.c
    [quote]Plus what is the guarantee that the biological american father is not a psycho ? Because his ex-wife desperately left him with the child to Brazil for reasons that undermine his character as a normal sound person! There was domestic abuse in the house from his part, but that got disguised in the American media
    [/quote]

    If that’s the case you’re very right !!!!!

    I see a connection here with Ch.c……….

    [quote]Because his ex-wife desperately left him [/quote]

    Ch.c.’s brazilian boy boy left him too … that is sad 😉

    [quote]character as a normal sound person[/quote]

    Ch.c. became a psycho too after being dumped … that is also soo sad 😉

    Hope a goat can put a smile back on his grumpy face 😉

  • The truth

    KEEP THE BOY IN BRAZIL
    The boy is at home in Brazil! Let’s campaign for him to stay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He has bonded with the mother’s family and stepfather and he calls him father…

    Plus what is the guarantee that the biological american father is not a psycho ? Because his ex-wife desperately left him with the child to Brazil for reasons that undermine his character as a normal sound person! There was domestic abuse in the house from his part, but that got disguised in the American media

  • Double-Dot

    ……
    [quote]Stupid question to Cocksvagina : where do you put your Tampax tampons ? In your rear ? [/quote]

    I think what he was trying to say to you Ch.c (as you misunderstood his words) is that this tampax goes in your rear 😉 but Im sure it would fit in both 😉 😉 😉

  • Linderman

    Talking shit about America again!
    [quote]And many more American sex tourists (pedophiles) going to Brazil to abduct children and rape them [/quote]

    HAHAHA as If in Switzerland there was no pedophiles.. Switzerland is a breeding spot for pedophiles in Europe, there are more pedophiles per square meter in Switzerland than any other European country, and that is apart from the racism allegations cited above

  • Bruno

    Dear Switzerland
    Our friend calls America and Brazil losers, yeah right… I’d rather be a loser than from a racist country!

    Racist Swiss town bows to citizenship pressure — Note here RACIST SWISS TOWN
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/racist-swiss-town-bows-to-citizenship-pressure-673514.html

    ‘Racist’ party secures record Swiss vote
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/racist-party-secures-record-swiss-vote-397611.html

    An official report into the process of naturalisation in Switzerland says the current system is discriminatory and in many respects racist.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6992670.stm

    Black sheepˢ۪ cartoon ignites bitter row on racism before Swiss election.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2625385.ece

    Swiss voters go to the polls on Sunday after a general election campaign marred by riots and accusations of racism.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7050498.stm

    Thanks Joao2 for the articles, they are quite interesting 😉

  • ch.c.

    Cocksvagina “The boy is home in Brasil, with his mother where he belongs”
    As said by the many articles here and elsewhere ………the mother DIED !
    Proof that you brains are not more developed than goats.

    Stupid question to Cocksvagina : where do you put your Tampax tampons ? In your rear ?
    I bet you need the XXXL size.

    Your surname could be Tampons in Rear.

  • PENIS PENIS PENIS
    Would somebody help our friend in need, Herpie?

    Heil Herpie…

    Costa

  • FloristÀ¢€¦. Is that You?
    How are you? How did your sex-change surgery go? Did your new vagina fit well?

    I wish youÀ¢€™d convince that cow, I mean your wife, to invest on hers since her hairy twat is stretched like the golden gate bridge. Florist, from now onÀ¢€¦ I am calling you the À¢€œPink Marine!À¢€Â

    Hugs,

    Costinha

    PS. Chronicle Herpes CarrierÀ¢€¦ Enema.

  • ch.c

    PLUS PLUS PLUS
    [quote]In addition to the Goldman case, there are nearly fifty other open cases of children abducted to Brazil from the United States alone.[/quote]

    And many more American sex tourists (pedophiles) going to Brazil to abduct children and rape them

    American or Brazilian, you are all LOSERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PROVEN ONCE AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jsw

    ahhhh …… NO
    “The boy is home in Brasil, with his mother where he belongs! ” Actually, no, his mother died. And the only way to suggest he belongs in Brazil is to either lie or ignore the law. Of course, the lies are easily refuted by anyone who wants to be a little bit fair and open minded.

  • forrest allen brown

    just thinking like a brasilian costa !!!!!!!!!
    as you said family not father .
    and only with stepfather not real blod realitions .

    OBAMA will be talking to lula on this in march along with all the other rules
    brasil wants to be part of but only when the wind is in there favor .

    GLAD SOME MEMBER OS STATE DID SOMETHING as
    the nut less department of state and embassy personal are just getting
    paid to party and sell visa to rich brasilans

  • ……

    Part-3
    ENOUGH ALREADY… KEEP SEAN GOLDMAN HOME IN BRASIL.

    Costa

  • ……

    continues
    with his mother’s family…

  • What’s All the Fuss?
    The boy is home in Brasil, with his mother where he belongs!

    Costa

  • AES

    The power of the internet, seems the only free press.

  • James from Philadelphia

    Brasilian In Justice
    The actions of the Brasilian justice system just confirms Brails 3rd world status. If Brasil wants to be a world player, it must comply with the Hague Convention.
    Brasil needs to DO THE RIGHT THING and return the child to his father in the United States. It’s an embarrasment to the Brasilian government and shows how the rich
    are above the law in Brasil.

    ENOUGH ALREADY… BRING SEAN GOLDMAN HOME.

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