Former torture center becomes shelter

Associated Press
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)

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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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