19 May '11, 2am

'Flesh & blood' superhero known only as Menganno (SuperSomebody) patrols small Argentine town, hopes to inspire change

'Flesh & blood' superhero known only as Menganno (SuperSomebody) patrols small Argentine town, hopes to inspire change

Menganno (right), an Argentine resident of Lanus dressed as a 'superhero', greets schoolchildren in Lanus, province of Buenos Aires. -- PHOTO: AFP LANUS (Argentina) - 'I REVILE injustice,' says Menganno (SuperSomebody), a local superhero in small-town Argentina, who dons a blue mask, pads and shield in the hope people can change - for the better. Menganno really is a hero to the people he helps; he patrols the streets of Lanus, a town on the southern fringe of metro Buenos Aires, on a motorbike offering help to anyone in need. 'I am a real superhero: flesh and bones. My goal is for all of us to be better people and to care more about each other. That is what I am fighting for,' he told AFP in an interview, decked out in his trademark black and blue uniform. He does not seek glory. In fact, that is why he chose his name, part of the Spanish-language equivalent of 'Tom, Dick...

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