Brazil: Police seize passport of American woman involved in custody battle

Posted on July 7, 2013 • Filed under: Border Crossings, Brazil, Tourist Stories

Fox News reports that a Massachusetts woman and her six-year-old daughter have been stuck in Brazil for more than a month after police seized their passports as part of an international custody dispute with the child’s father. Shauna Hadden, 33, and her daughter, Ava Machado, have been in Brazil since late May, when they began a trip Hadden said was intended to connect the girl with the father she hadn’t seen in more than three years. Read article

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