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El contexto es el siguiente:
"el brasileño Lula ha logrado un enorme éxito económico y comercial, pero ha traicionado a su base popular. Se mancilla con escándalos de corrupción tan melodramáticos como las caras múltiples de la ex *eminencia gris* de ese gobierno que fue su principal ayudante, José Dirceu"
Explanation: An éminence grise (French for "grey eminence"), is a powerful advisor or decision-maker who operates secretly or otherwise unofficially. This phrase originally referred to Cardinal Richelieu's right-hand man, François Leclerc du Tremblay, a Capuchin priest who wore gray robes." The phrase "His Eminence" is used to describe a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, although Leclerc du Tremblay died before the title was ever conferred upon him.
Aldous Huxley wrote an English biography of him titled Grey Eminence, and there is also an 1873 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, "L'Éminence Grise," which depicts him descending the grand staircase of the Palais Cardinal.