July 29-31: Arkady Dvorkovich was on a tour of Latin and Central America. He started by visiting the General Assembly of the International Mathematical Union in São Paulo, Brazil, backing St. Petersburg's application to host the 2022 International Mathematical Congress. It was a tough victory for St. Petersburg over Paris, with 83 against 67 votes.
It was followed by Arkady Dvorkovich's meeting representatives of the continent's chess powers in Lima, the capital of Peru, and Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. Discussing the FIDE presidential candidate's program, sharing their views on the current state of chess in the Central and Latin America and voicing their plans were delegates from Antigua, Venezuela, Haiti, Colombia, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica. Despite chess being very popular in the region, the continent has not seen a World Chess Olympiad for over 40 years, while super tournaments have disappeared from the chess calendars. The participants came to the conclusion about it being high time to make up for it by one of the Latin America countries applying for the 2024 Olympiad.