Local August 11, 2015 | 10:07 am

Obama lauds Dominicans, amid calls to rebuke

New York.- "Dominican impact all facets of our national life," said US president Barack Obama who congratulated the Caribbean nation to mark Independence Restoration Day on August 16, including the parade held in Manhattan Sunday.

Obama’s statement came in a letter to Dominican community leaders in New York and the United States, read by US ambassador in Santo Domingo, James Brewster at the start of the parade which thousands of Dominicans attend each year,.

"As you gather to honor the different ways in which the Dominican-Americans impact all facets of our national life, we wish you well in this significant day of celebration," Obama says in the letter.

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The US President´s remarks come while several groups, the US Peace Corps the most recent- call on Obama to

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