After weeks of protest, Puerto Rico has a new leader — for now

Pedro Pierluisi at his first press conference as governor of Puerto Rico. | Eric Rojas/AFP/Getty Images Pedro Pierluisi is Puerto Rico’s new governor. But he faces legal challenges and protesters who want him gone. After weeks of protests forced out Puerto Rico’s governor of two years, a replacement was sworn in Friday. But his tenure many be short. Critics say the process by which his swearing in occurred is unconstitutional, and protesters have already taken…

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The first guacamole recipe written in English came from a British pirate

Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects. Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of July 28, 2019. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is one of the biggest best-sellers of the year (lo, the powers of Reese…

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