The communal head of the town of Godoy, Daniel Caruso, died of Covid

Caruso was 70 years old, he was an old reference of the Justicialista Party and exercised his sixth term as communal chief. The August 25, the Godoy commune reported that it was interning in the Hospital villense due to “a decompensation in the saturation of oxygen in blood” and later it was found that he had Covid-19. Since then he has been intubated in the health center of our city.

He is the second communal president of the Constitution department to die as a result of Covid, the previous case was that of Maria de los Angeles Cervigni, who chaired the commission of the Commune of J. B. Molina. His death took place on November 20, 2020, at the age of 48, recalled the newspaper El Sur, from Villa.

One people, one man

Godoy It is a town in the Constitución department located about 70 kilometers south of Rosario. It is accessed by provincial route 90, about 15 kilometers from the Rosario Buenos Aires highway.

Has around 1,650 inhabitants, although its jurisdiction covers 170 square kilometers, crossed in its entirety by 220 kilometers of rural roads. He lives in the countryside, in Godoy there is no industry.

Caruso was a retired teacher, with 30 years of practice in the secondary school of JB Molina and ran a business polirrubro in the village. To date, he was carrying out his sixth term. I had already anticipated that this it would be the last.

He was a man recognized and voted repeatedly for his personal prestige rather than for his political color, something very common in the towns, although he did so since the Justicialismo. At one point he had become notorious for being the first president (or one of the first) in give up your salary as ruler. In Godoy, the members of the communal commission work ad honorem.

The dream of the Oratory

In 2018, The capital shared a journey with this man, about one of his great desires: to value the Morante Oratory and and turn it into a pole of attraction for visitors. “We managed that bridge, that one too, we got the natural gas to enter the town, we bought a motor grader and we managed to get a towed grader,” he reviewed then, among so many achievements.

But his big dream was the Oratorio Morante, which was in excellent condition maintenance, but it resulted from Hard access: the two dirt roads that lead to the chapel become a neighborhood with each rain and leave both the Oratory and the two schools (CER 372 Campo la Victoria and N 190 Domingo Cullen) totally isolated from the world.


The historic Oratorio Morante, Caruso’s dream: he wanted to link it to the rest of the town with road works.

To that end, he put into operation a Tourism Area that invites the schools of the area to visit the oratory, known for its unique beauty and for having witnessed Argentine history, from the colony itself, through independence, the internal struggles that bled the country and even the politics of the twentieth century.

It is known that it stands on what was the Camino Real that connected Buenos Aires with northern Argentina and what was Upper Peru. It is documented that General José de San Martín came to pray there with his grenadiers, that Manuel Belgrano did the same on his way to Rosario, where he raised the national flag. The story tells that in a nearby ombú, Domingo Cullen, who had been governor of Santa Fe and could not escape the persecution of Juan Manuel de Rosas, was shot on June 28, 1839. There, they say, the first rural school in the province was built, destroyed by a tornado and where a museum of the place now works.

There is also a small cemetery, walled by brick walls, where the remains of fallen soldiers rest in the Battle of Pavón, on September 17, 1861. And closer in time, they say that Eva Duarte de Perón while vacationing with her husband at a nearby ranch in the 1940s.

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