Former torture center becomes shelter

Associated Press
In this May 24, 2013 photo, a door leads to the locker room where Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed, inside an indoor stadium that is now called Estadio Victor Jara and opens its doors to the homeless at night during the winter season in Santiago, Chile.  Jara was one of Chile's most popular songwriters and theater directors. He was also a member of the Communist party and he would have been a powerful voice against the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. (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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