News media have been reporting an end to the long controversy over 9-year-old Sean Goldman, who was taken from New Jersey to Brazil by his mother for a visit in 2004 before she filed for divorce.  Sean was kept in Brazil by his mother, and retained there by her family and second husband after the mother’s death last year.  A federal appeals court ordered that the child be returned to his father, and a brief stay of that order has now been lifted by the Chief Justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court .  Here’s a New York Times story, here’s one in the Washington Post, and here’s a story and video from Reuters.

Update: here’s another Times piece reporting that Sean was returned to his father at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janiero on December 24.