A hit Mexican film, Miss Bala, is set in violent Tijuana with a beauty contestant lead.
T. Willard Fair, another Bala member, also has a notable history of anti-immigrant activism.
But questions regarding Bala go beyond the particulars of its current message.
Bala leaders, meanwhile, enthuse about the wave of public attention their cause is receiving.
The film has been a big success at the box office in Mexico, but Naranjo admits that many of those who saw Miss Bala disliked it.
He was lodged with a small escort, in comfortable, but defenceless, quarters in the Bala Hissar or citadel of Cabul.
The party were lodged in a wooden building in the Bala Hissar.
Yiss, yiss, who would know better than I that it rains in Bala?
Something had offended Bala; she marched straight into that corner and stamped.
But do not waste your time in stopping to acquaint Bala Khan.