What's the difference between Dividend and Interest?

I’m a relative newbie with stocks etc, so I’m always looking to learn. I received two payments from “Vale” today, one is a dividend payment, which I understand, the other was an interest payment.

Can someone explain what an interest payment is, when received from a company you’ve invested in.

Dividends are income payments made by companies to shareholders and interest is income paid by companies or governments to their bond holders.

Looks like Vale also has a few bonds

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