Former torture center becomes shelter

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In this May 24, 2013 photo, Ana Luisa Villarroel, 78, center right, waits in line to be one of the first to enter the homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. This is her first night at the shelter after she left what she described as an abusive situation at her family's home. This emblematic stadium, which hosts sporting events throughout the year, was where Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed on Sept. 14, 1973, just days after the military coup. “For me, it's a miracle to be here where they are now giving shelter and food to everyone and where they killed Victor Jara,” said Ana Luisa Villaroel, 78, who lived through the dictatorship. (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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