Former torture center becomes shelter

Associated Press
In this May 24, 2013 photo, the locker room where Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed remains in its original state in an indoor stadium now called Estadio Victor Jara, which operates at night as a shelter for the homeless Santiago, Chile. Just days after Chile's bloody 1973 military coup, Victor Jara was dragged down to the basement of this indoor stadium that had been turned into a detention and torture center. Gen. Augusto Pinochet's agents beat his head and shot his body with 44 bullets. (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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