Former torture center becomes shelter

Associated Press
In this May 24, 2013 photo, beds line a hallway in the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara that opens its doors to the homeless in the evenings during the winter season in Santiago, Chile. Just around the bend is the locker room where famous Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed just days after the bloody military coup that ousted President Salvador Allende. (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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