Last month, Andrea Benitez, daughter of a senior Mexican official made headlines, for what can only be described as a temper tantrum. Benitez, whose father is the Federal Prosecutor for Consumer Affairs, telephoned public inspectors to shut down the Maximo Bistrot, a restaurant that had not given her the table she had requested.
Such incidents have long been a common feature of Mexican public life. But this time, social networks set off an avalanche of indignation, and both father and daughter were forced to apologize, while President Enrique Pena Nieto has ordered an investigation in the case. Leo Zuckermann, in an essay for Mexican magazine The Excelsior, wrote about the bad education that many Mexican leaders gave to their children, making them believe they own everything they see.
Of course, it is not only in Mexico that power spoils (and absolute power spoils absolutely). We've put together just a sprinkling of what must be a flood of examples of the children of powerful behaving badly. Check it out. Remind you of any others?