Venezuela has told a private TV company to stop showing a Colombian soap opera it says is insulting to the country.
Chepe Fortuna stars a character called Colombia and her sister Venezuela, who owns a dog called Little Hugo, the same name as Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
In one episode Venezuela loses Little Hugo, prompting Colombia to tell her she is better off without him.
The spat comes as the countries are making efforts to improve their historically strained relationship.
They restored relations last August, shortly after President Juan Manuel Santos took office in Colombia.