Thousands stage anti-Chavez demos
Protests against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have taken place in cities across Latin America
"Demonstrations were organised by Colombian activists after Mr Chavez criticised Colombia for allowing US forces access to seven military bases.
The Venezuelan leader has already frozen diplomatic relations with Colombia and blocked bilateral trade.
Protest organisers used a number of social networking sites to organise the "No more Chavez" demonstrations.
Facebook and Twitter were the prime means for organising the demos against the Venezuelan leader.
An estimated 5,000 people took part in protests in the Colombian capital Bogota, and thousands more in the capitals of Venezuela and Honduras.
Smaller demonstrations were held in other Latin American capitals, as well as in New York and Madrid.
In Venezuela, President Chavez's supporters also marched through the capital, Caracas, to show their solidarity with the socialist leader."
There has been controversy in Colombia, with revelations that a political party loyal to Mr Chavez is being established in the country, allegedly with the support of local Venezuelan officials, our correspondent adds.
Protesters are angry not only about Mr Chavez's comments on Colombia's relations with the US military, but also his moves to block trade between Venezuela and Colombia.
"It is a worldwide manifestation, which begins in Colombia but many countries have joined," said one anti-Chavez demonstrator.
"It is important that we show the world we are not with Chavez."