Few international parental child abductions have received as much media attention as this Boy’s abduction to Brazil by his Mother, but that didn’t help much.
His Father has been fighting to get him back home since 2004.
Even after Mother died in Brazil last year, the Brazilian courts still dragged their heels in returning Boy to his Father in the US – despite Brazil being a party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Numerous politicians and celebrities have spoken out in support of Father and reached out to their counterparts and contacts in Brazil in the hopes of freeing the Boy.
But none of that helped either.
The President of this country finally called the President of Brazil … but it isn’t clear that that helped much either.
No, what reportedly finally did the trick was Congress holding up a trade deal worth almost $3 billion to Brazil.
And thanks to their astuteness, Father and Son are finally reunited and their flight touched down here in Florida a short time ago.