Former torture center becomes shelter

Associated Press
In this May 24, 2013 photo, a woman opens her bag for soldiers to search through before entering a homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. The stadium, which opened its doors on May 15 as a temporary shelter to house people throughout the winter who normally sleep on the streets, is where Chilean folksinger Victor Jara was tortured and killed in 1973, just days after Chile's bloody 1973 military coup. (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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