Former torture center becomes shelter

Associated Press
In this May 24, 2013 photo, people eat a hot dinner at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara, which operates as a homeless shelter at night during the winter in Santiago, Chile. In the stadium that served as a torture facility 40 years ago, Santiago's most marginalized population can sleep indoors during Chile's biting winter. (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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