The Sean Goldman Controversy: Memories of Elián González
It is not because Brazilians like "tweaking" Americans that this elianesque debacle is dragging on. It simply is because that the boy's stepfather is very well placed in the upper echelons of Brazilian society and that the judges have no alternative but to accommodate these stalling judicial measures perpetrated by the boy's grandmother, for example.
It may very well be that the nanna wants to see her grandson "well-placed" in the self-aggrandizing society where they are inserted rather than seeing her son growing up, shall we say, in New Jersey.
The young boy is Brazilian too and they say that he should be heard. Granted. Is he not a bit too young to be able to decide over this or that?
Obviously, for a dad, the latest developments in the case are hard to swallow. We are of the opinion that the kid should return to his father and leave the country in his relatives' good graces. Then again, they have their version of the whole drama.
These people are not thinking about the boy a few years down the road. Who knows who he might end up choosing, if any of them, at all?