Pedro Pierluisi takes office as governor amid the island’s ongoing efforts to claw itself out of an economic crisis and recover from natural disasters.

Pedro Pierluisi holds a press conference after being sworn in as Governor of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico on, August 2, 2019. – Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rossello stepped down as planned on August 2 after being pushed out of office by massive street protests. (Photo by Eric Rojas / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC ROJAS/AFP via Getty Images)