My comments on that one.
Retrospective of 2013.
2013 in retrospective.
Consider the year that's nearly complete, 2013 was a year which brought a lot of surprises for us. 2013 started with a fire wich left many people dead in the “Boate Kiss” [nightclub Kiss] in Santa Maria-RS, this accident demonstrated (I preffer "showed") that our country needs harder regulations and more supervision by the authorities involved with the matter.
We saw many protests around the world, such as Egypt, Syria, Ukraine and Brazil. That’s right! Our Brazil have woken up and took the streets to protest against corruption, despite some people have been talking that the giant came back to sleep, but will be? We also have seen for the first time, at one point, two popes at the helm of Catholic Church. Then we had the first South American pope, Francisco, visit to Brazil.
2013 was the year of the death of many leaders in the world, such as Hugo Chavez and Mandela, they helped to build the world each their own way.
Let 2014 come with health, joy, peace and money to everyone. Happy New Year to everybody!
I was concerned more with the grammar points, since I personally don´t know, for instance, if the protests that erupted in Syria and Brazil are of the same kind. Or if they just overlap in some way. Namely, they have in common that youngster are involved, but the political environments and where they draw their ideas (and the ideas itself, in Brazil it wasn´t thought to oust the central government at all).
As for the nightclub Kiss, we know for a fact, that many (not all, had such perception, though) people knew well that there was no way out. Even so, people wanted to party in disregard for safety (you just try to take somebody out in such places, and I say even today in many major cities in Brazil). Money talks! and it´s not only the club owner money, but that of club patrons as well. Don´t take me wrong, my heart goes out to those that died and their family. But it´s easier to blame authorities when things go wrong...it happens all the time.