On Sean Goldman and Grandmother

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO - About a year ago, the Curmudgeon in another publication compared the case of Sean Goldman to that of Elián Gonzalez, both of them victims of their mother’s death and the competing affections of their biological father and an extended family in another country. Both custody claims ended up in court, and in both cases, the courts held that the son and his father had stronger rights than the extended family, and they were re-united.

The Curmudgeon had posited that in both cases, there were no bad guys. In both cases . . .

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.