The order adds Tareck el-Aissami to the US narcotics "kingpin" sanctions list "for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking". Sanctions were also slapped on wealthy businessman Samark Bello, described as Mr Aissami's "primary frontman". Mr Aissami was appointed last month by President Nicolas Maduro. There was no immediate response from him or Mr Bello. but Mr Aissami has previously denied criminal ties. The sanctions freeze the vice-president's assets in the US and bar him from entering the country. The US Treasury statement says Mr Aissami facilitated huge shipments of narcotics from Venezuela by air and sea. It also says he was in the pay of convicted Venezuelan drug lord Walid Makled for the protection of drug shipments. John E Smith, acting director of the US เสื้อ คู่ ขายส่ง Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, said the sanctions were "the culmination of a multi-year investigation under the Kingpin Act to target significant narcotics traffickers in Venezuela and demonstrates that power and influence do not protect those who engage in these illicit activities. "This case highlights our continued focus on narcotics traffickers and those who help launder their illicit proceeds through the United States," he said. Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Aissami, seen here with Vladimir Putin in 2010, previously served as interior minister Mr Aissami was previously the governor of Aragua state and served as minister of the interior and justice in Venezuela from 2008 to 2012.
Hoffman's New York Fashion Week show on Monday kicked off with opening remarks by the national co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington: Brooklyn-based designer Bob Bland (with her baby in tow), social justice activist Tamika Mallory, civil rights advocate Carmen Perez, and Brooklyn-born, Palestinian-American, Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour. Getty Images "Unity, love and strength, with a message that women's rights are human rights. We stand together in solidarity, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse community are the strength of our country. Hear our voice," Perez said in the her opening remarks, before each woman took turns sharing an empowering message. Perez met Hoffman, a designer known for her colorful, peace-love-and-fashion outlook, through a mutual friend, the political activist and performance artist Sarah Sophie Flicker. "She was inspired to bring together her fashion designer friends and do a fundraiser for the Women's March, and the fact that she's creating a platform for us เสื้อครอบครัว to get our message out there is just really inspiring to people like myself that work on these issues every single day," Perez, the executive director of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by Harry Belafonte, told The Hollywood Reporterpost-show. She added: "She's trying to ensure that people understand the intersectionality between activism and fashion. It's grounded in supporting women." Theo Wargo/Getty Images For Hoffman's part, the show was meant "to shine a spotlight on what's going on in society." The fall 2017 collection was inspired by "a utilitarian way of dressing" through her eyes, she said. That meant clothes that allow for a lot of movement, maybe even marching, including bright yellow oversized trousers, stretchy denim tops and bottoms, and loose-fitting dresses, all worn by models, dancers and special guest, singer-songwriter Yuna.
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9, 2017. Lucy Lawless (Credit: Getty Images for AHA / Astrid Stawiarz) Lucy Lawless, in Nicole Miller gown, attends the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 presented by Macy's during Fashion Week in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Jazz Jennings, Jeannie Mai, C.C.H. Pounder and Peyton List (Credit: Getty Images for AHA / Jamie McCarthy) Red and ready, from left, Jazz Jennings, Jeannie Mai, C.C.H. Pounder and Peyton List take a selfie during the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection 2017 presented by Macy's on Feb. 9, 2017, at the Hammerstein Ballroom during New York Fashion Week in Manhattan. Diane Guerrero (Credit: Getty Images for AHA / Nicholas Hunt) "Orange Is the New Black" actress Diane Guerrero backstage at the American Heart Association Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 presented by Macy's in the Hammerstein Ballroom on Feb. 9, 2017, during New York Fashion Week in Manhattan. Rachel Platten (Credit: Getty Images for AHA / Astrid Stawiarz) Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten attends the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection 2017 presented by Macy's in the Hammerstein Ballroom on Feb.
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