US citizen David Goldman, right, walks with a member of US Congress Christopher Smith as he arrives in Brasilia, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Goldman has waged a four-year custody battle for his son, Sean, in Brazil. Goldman said he has not been allowed to see his 8-year-old son Sean since his former wife Bruna took the boy for a two-week vacation to her native Brazil in 2004 and never returned. Bruna remarried in Brazil and later died of complications from the birth of another child. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
December 17, 2009 1:12:09 PM PST
By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer
RIO DE JANEIRO - December 17, 2009 --
Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday delayed the return of a 9-year-old boy to his U.S. father only hours after the man arrived from New Jersey in hopes of taking the boy home for Christmas.