Brazil must make tough choices following Olympic "games of exclusion"

Tom dos Santos. UN Photo

Brazil needs to encourage a national discussion about how to get out of its "political and economic" crisis following an Olympics that have become known as the "games of exclusion".

That's the passionate view of Tom dos Santos, who was representing his country as one of the winners at the recent Many Languages, One World 2016 Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum.

Fluent in four languages, he said that multilingualism "opens new gates" and helps to empower and connect people around the world.

Speaking to Matthew Wells at UN Headquarters, Mr dos Santos explained how his love of learning languages had begun.

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