David Goldman and his supporters, as well as many commentators have expressed concerns that the Brazilian family has exercised enormous mind control over Sean Goldman and that the parental alienation he's experienced will create some difficulties for him in adjusting to life back in the United States. To get an idea of just how capable, how ruthless the Lins e Silva family might be in using parental alienation in this case, watch this 10-minute segment of a lecture delivered by Joao Paulo Lins e Silva, a lawyer specializing in family law in Rio de Janeiro. Lins e Silva delivered this lecture at a conference at The Hague. Then imagine him tutoring Bruna Goldman and her Brazilian mother in the techniques of parental alienation.
For the record Joao Paulo Lins e Silva is the father of Paulo Lins e Silva, also a family law attorney. The younger Lins e Silva married Bruna Goldman in Brazil even though she wasn't divorced from David. Below is Part I of "Parental Alienation Syndrome", available at YouTube. [Lins e Silva has to say that some folks at his luncheon table educated him about not calling this "a syndrome" anymore.]
Scary people . . . let's hope for wheels up in Brazil soon.