Monday

The Hague Convention: You Got the Kid? We Got the Money

How did David Goldman get his son back?

According to the Associated Press (and I wouldn't be surprised if this article were deleted in the near future):

(emphasis mine)

When the boy's handover was blocked last week, the U.S. Senate put a hold on a trade deal worth about $2.75 billion a year to Brazil. President Barack Obama also discussed the matter with his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

What kind of people have access to this type of justice?

Can ordinary folk utilize the Hague?

Is this child exploitation?

Or exploitation of poor nations?

What is the deal?