LAP99082607 - 26 AUGUST 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Newly naturalized citizen Jose Flores, formerly of Mexico, takes the Pledge of Allegiance at the Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles after joining 12,000 candidates in two seperate ceremonies. Since January, some 140,000 new citizens have been naturalized in the Los Angeles District. The top 5 countries of the 125 represented were: Mexico, Vietnam, El Salvador, The People's Republic of China and The Philipines. jr/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
United Press International is a leading provider of news, photos and information to millions of readers around the globe via UPI.com and its licensing services.
With a history of reliable reporting dating back to 1907, today’s UPI is a credible source for the most important stories of the day, continually updated - a one-stop site for U.S. and world news, as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.
A Spanish version of the site reaches millions of readers in Latin America and beyond.
UPI was founded in 1907 by E.W. Scripps as the United Press (UP). It became known as UPI when after a merger with the International News Service in 1958, which was founded in 1909 by William Randolph Hearst. Today, UPI is owned by News World Communications.
It is based in Washington, D.C., and Boca Raton, Fla.