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I have a .tex file which is like my main,

\documentclass[spanish]{article}           
\usepackage{times}                               
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[activeacute,spanish]{babel}
\usepackage{epsfig}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amsfonts}
\usepackage{programsp}
\usepackage{graphicx}    
\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage{color}
\definecolor{name}{rgb}{0.5,0.5,0.5}    
\usepackage{pdflscape}

\newcommand{\decel}[4]{\langle#1, #2, #3, #4 \rangle}
\newcommand{\tod}{\rightarrow}
\newcommand{\llor}{\vee}

\newtheorem{Example}{Example}\newtheorem{Definition}{Definition}
\newtheorem{Algoritmo}{Algoritmo}

\normalbaroutside

\begin{document}
%%The text
\input{section}
\input{references}
\end{document}

However after a page of information like my name, and school I want an empty page, I am doing:

\newpage
\thispagestyle{empty}
\mbox{}

But this does not work. How do I change it so it works?

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\newpage\null\thispagestyle{empty}\newpage

gives an empty page. \null is defined as \hbox{}

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article class has titlepage option which prints title, author and date on its own page and starts text on second page. book and report classes print a title page and start chapters on right-hand pages leaving and empty page after title page.

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\cleardoublepage may also be of help.

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It was useful for me to use \cleardoublepage\null (in a double-sided document). –  Nikos Alexandris Feb 6 '12 at 11:49
    
\cleardoublepage does not work for me. Maybe it works only in specific conditions. –  djhurio Dec 30 '12 at 9:06
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