There should be no doubt that David Munguía Payés is close to Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes. Funes named him to be Minister of Defense in 2009. Then in November 2011, Funes named him to be the Minister of Public Security.
Upon taking office as Minister of Public Security, Munguía Payés famously forecast that the government would reduce the homicide rate in the country by more than 30%. In fact, the homicide rate decreased by more than 50% as a result of the gang truce in March 2012. That truce remains controversial and fragile today.
I think we can expect to see more of this traveling Minister before the end of Funes' term in 2014.