¿Qué? S04E5: Poverty in Spain and the 33-year pension scam

This week, we discuss a UN expert’s findings on the serious levels of inequality in the country, and discover how a social worker managed to collect a deceased man’s Social Security payments for more than three decades

This week on our ¿Qué? podcast, we discuss the damning findings from Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, on the level of inequality in Spain, and look at the Spanish social worker who collected a dead man’s pension for 33 years before being caught be authorities.

¿Qué? is a podcast that tries to explain to an English-speaking audience the curious, the under-reported and sometimes simply bizarre news stories that are often in the headlines in Spain.

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