By Sarah Gibbons

International garment buyers visiting Nicaragua on sourcing trips have been warned to take additional precautions because of the ongoing and escalating political unrest.

A security expert linked to the US Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is advising buyers to liaise closely with local contacts about appropriate travel plans and potential factory closures, being aware that manufacturers may be wary of making public statements about the troubles to avoid upsetting the government.

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