Former torture center becomes shelter

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.

In this May 29, 2013 photo, a picture of Victor Jara hangs on an indoor stadium named for the folk singer, Estadio Victor Jara, that opens its doors to the homeless during the winter in 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. Four decades later, eight former army officers have been charged with his murder. And the infamous Estadio Chile has been renamed Estadio Victor Jara and is now Chile's largest homeless shelter, housing about 500 people per day during the biting Chilean winter. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 29, 2013 photo, a picture of Victor Jara hangs on an indoor stadium named for the folk singer, Estadio Victor Jara, that opens its doors to the homeless during the winter in 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. Four decades later, eight former army officers have been charged with his murder. And the infamous Estadio Chile has been renamed Estadio Victor Jara and is now Chile's largest homeless shelter, housing about 500 people per day during the biting Chilean winter. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 29, 2013 photo, a picture of Victor Jara hangs on an indoor stadium named for the folk singer, Estadio Victor Jara, that opens its doors to the homeless during the winter in 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. Four decades later, eight former army officers have been charged with his murder. And the infamous Estadio Chile has been renamed Estadio Victor Jara and is now Chile's largest homeless shelter, housing about 500 people per day during the biting Chilean winter. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, Jonathan Fuentes hugs his girlfriend Vivian Alvarez as they wait for the shelter to open for the evening at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara which opens its doors to the homeless for winter 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. Today the stadium is named after him and is Chile's largest homeless shelter. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, Jonathan Fuentes hugs his girlfriend Vivian Alvarez as they wait for the shelter to open for the evening at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara which opens its doors to the homeless for winter 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. Today the stadium is named after him and is Chile's largest homeless shelter. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, Jonathan Fuentes hugs his girlfriend Vivian Alvarez as they wait for the shelter to open for the evening at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara which opens its doors to the homeless for winter 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. Today the stadium is named after him and is Chile's largest homeless shelter. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
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)
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)
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)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, soldiers guard the entrance of a homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara as people enter for the evening 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 folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed in 1973, just days after Chile's bloody 1973 military coup. Today the stadium is named after him. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, soldiers guard the entrance of a homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara as people enter for the evening 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 folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed in 1973, just days after Chile's bloody 1973 military coup. Today the stadium is named after him. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, soldiers guard the entrance of a homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara as people enter for the evening 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 folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed in 1973, just days after Chile's bloody 1973 military coup. Today the stadium is named after him. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 20, 2013 photo, Armando Patricio Galleguillos Luna, 63, lies on a mattress in the designated area for people who have been using a substance, before they can access the rest of the shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. A census for the homeless shows that 12,225 people were living on the street last year. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 20, 2013 photo, Armando Patricio Galleguillos Luna, 63, lies on a mattress in the designated area for people who have been using a substance, before they can access the rest of the shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. A census for the homeless shows that 12,225 people were living on the street last year. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 20, 2013 photo, Armando Patricio Galleguillos Luna, 63, lies on a mattress in the designated area for people who have been using a substance, before they can access the rest of the shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. A census for the homeless shows that 12,225 people were living on the street last year. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, Ana Luisa Villarroel, 78, center right, waits in line to be one of the first to enter the homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. This is her first night at the shelter after she left what she described as an abusive situation at her family's home. This emblematic stadium, which hosts sporting events throughout the year, was where Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed on Sept. 14, 1973, just days after the military coup. “For me, it's a miracle to be here where they are now giving shelter and food to everyone and where they killed Victor Jara,” said Ana Luisa Villaroel, 78, who lived through the dictatorship. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, Ana Luisa Villarroel, 78, center right, waits in line to be one of the first to enter the homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. This is her first night at the shelter after she left what she described as an abusive situation at her family's home. This emblematic stadium, which hosts sporting events throughout the year, was where Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed on Sept. 14, 1973, just days after the military coup. “For me, it's a miracle to be here where they are now giving shelter and food to everyone and where they killed Victor Jara,” said Ana Luisa Villaroel, 78, who lived through the dictatorship. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 24, 2013 photo, Ana Luisa Villarroel, 78, center right, waits in line to be one of the first to enter the homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. This is her first night at the shelter after she left what she described as an abusive situation at her family's home. This emblematic stadium, which hosts sporting events throughout the year, was where Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was tortured and killed on Sept. 14, 1973, just days after the military coup. “For me, it's a miracle to be here where they are now giving shelter and food to everyone and where they killed Victor Jara,” said Ana Luisa Villaroel, 78, who lived through the dictatorship. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
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)
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)
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)
In this May 20, 2013 photo, the name Martin Sepulveda is etched into the wood of a bed frame where Sepulveda sleeps at a homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. Sepulveda, who works as a welder, studied to be a physical education teacher but dropped out after two years when he could no longer afford his studies. This emblematic stadium, which hosts sporting events throughout the year, was where Chilean folksinger Victor Jara was tortured and killed in 1973, just days after Chile's bloody military coup. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 20, 2013 photo, the name Martin Sepulveda is etched into the wood of a bed frame where Sepulveda sleeps at a homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. Sepulveda, who works as a welder, studied to be a physical education teacher but dropped out after two years when he could no longer afford his studies. This emblematic stadium, which hosts sporting events throughout the year, was where Chilean folksinger Victor Jara was tortured and killed in 1973, just days after Chile's bloody military coup. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
In this May 20, 2013 photo, the name Martin Sepulveda is etched into the wood of a bed frame where Sepulveda sleeps at a homeless shelter at the indoor stadium Estadio Victor Jara in Santiago, Chile. Sepulveda, who works as a welder, studied to be a physical education teacher but dropped out after two years when he could no longer afford his studies. This emblematic stadium, which hosts sporting events throughout the year, was where Chilean folksinger Victor Jara was tortured and killed in 1973, just days after Chile's bloody military coup. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)

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