The Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution, since it was founded in 1993, has helped to direct the efforts of its members among workers and farmers in Cuba to meet the challenges they faced during the last decade, so manifest Severe weight of the world capitalist crisis on the island.
The ACRC brings in a social organization more than 330 thousand Cubans of all ages, who have been on the front lines of revolutionary battles from the 1930s until today.
Among its members are veterans of the volunteer brigades who fought against fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39; combatants of the clandestine struggle and the Cuban Revolutionary War 1956-58 against the Batista dictatorship backed by Washington; militia and armed forces defeated the mercenary invasion of Playa Girón in 1961 and eliminated the counterrevolutionary bands organized by Washington in the Escambray and other regions; and hundreds of thousands of Cubans who participated in internationalist missions as teachers, doctors, soldiers in countries from Nicaragua and Bolivia to Vietnam and the Congo, Ethiopia and Angola.
In recent years these internationalist efforts have been increased by thousands of doctors and health workers who have volunteered in countries like Honduras, Haiti and South Africa.
Association members are also members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Ministry of Interior and retired, who may submit an application after 15 years of service.