I'm not easily shocked by anything. But a whole new light has been shed on how power and corruption in Brazil led to Sean Goldman's 5+ years retention in Brazil when, under the Hague Convention, he should have been returned within 6 weeks of his abduction. It wasn't just the wealth of Bruna Goldman's family. It wasn't just the major family law firm and expertise of Joao Paulo Lins e Silva. It was also about political intrigue and connections.
I was shocked to read the details, apparently first published on the BringSeanHome site in February 2009. A post from them is now revisited in an intriguing discussion on the Forum. You may read it here: http://bringseanhome.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2685
While you are on the site, please also take 5 minutes to access the user-friendly page where you can support pending legislation intended to give the US tools to combat international child abduction, Here is a direct link. http://bringseanhome.org/forum/showthread.php?t=327