Castro meets with 5 Cuban intelligence agents freed from U.S.

The last of the agents returned to Cuba in December following a prisoner swap that also freed U.S. State Department contractor Alan Gross who was jailed in Cuba. The swap coincided with an announcement of a change in U.S. policy towards Cuba.

Castro’s wife Dahlia Soto del Valle is also shown, as is his nephew Alejandro Castro EspĂ­n, the son of Cuban President Raul Castro and a colonel in the Cuba’s Interior Ministry.

Many Cubans though wondered why the men had not yet met with Fidel Castro, who had championed their cause during his final years as president.

In the article published on Monday, Castro said he had not seen the men previously to allow them time with their families and to undergo extensive medical checkups.