Cuba published the first photos of Fidel Castro in more than five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in what appears to be a lively conversation with a university student.
Nearly two dozen images were published virtually simultaneously on the websites of Cuba’s main state media outlets around midnight Monday. In them, Castro is seated and discussing current events with the head of the main Cuban student union. A first-person account by student leader Randy Perdomo Garcia says the meeting took place on Jan. 23.
The photos are the first images of the revolutionary leader since a set of photos came out in August showing him talking with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Perdomo says in a lengthy article that he and Castro met for more than three hours in the former leader’s house after an event celebrating the 70th anniversary ofCastro starting his studies at the University of Havana.
The student leader says Castro said that he is keeping abreast of the news and performing daily exercises, and he engaged Perdomo in a wide-ranging discussion of topics including international politics, agriculture, astronomy, and even Namibia’s donation of animals to Cuba’s National Zoo.
Report was complied with information from The Associated Press