Former torture center becomes shelter

Associated Press
In this May 20, 2013 photo, the name Martin Sepulveda is etched into the wood of a bed frame where Sepulveda sleeps at a homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile.  Sepulveda, who works as a welder, studied to be a physical education teacher but dropped out after two years when he could no longer afford his studies. This emblematic stadium, which hosts sporting events throughout the year, was where Chilean folksinger Victor Jara was tortured and killed in 1973, just days after Chile's bloody military coup.  (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)

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Chile's infamous Chile Stadium, now renamed Victor Jara Stadium, has become the nation's largest homeless shelter, housing about 500 people a night during the biting winter. The stadium is named after popular songwriter and theater director Victor Jara who shot to death in the basement days after Chile's bloody 1973 military coup.

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