Nature hero: Emilio Pitan, the indigenous Q’eqchi leader fighting for land titles in Guatemala

Emilio Pitan became the national representative of Guatemala’s indigenous Q’eqchi’ people in 2020—the same year that consecutive November hurricanes destroyed many Q’eqchi’ farms on the country’s Caribbean coast. Pitan had spent decades helping Q’eqchi’ farmers obtain legal titles for their land, yet now the weather was becoming too extreme and unpredictable for agriculture. Many of…