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Everything at the brand new Cultural Center in downtown Buenos Aires is free — from art installations to symphony concerts. "Culture is an investment for this government, not an expense," says Culture Minister Teresa Parodi. Centro Cultural Kirchner hide caption

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An Iranian director banned from making films skirts the rules again in Jafar Panahi's Taxi.

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