This blogger was a student at Washington University in St. Louis when the coup occurred. There was a newspaper strike, and the apartment I shared with friends did not contain a television, but the news spread quickly. The following day, September 12, students were handing out flyers on campus denouncing the military takeover and attributing it to the work of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Photographer Marcelo Montecino, whose pictures are in my book, The General’s Slow Retreat, has an amazing collection of photographs of Chile before and after the coup, including some by his brother, who disappeared in October 1973: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcelo_montecino/sets/99847/
CIPER, Chile’s investigative journalism center, has a special feature on the 40 years since the coup: http://ciperchile.cl/especiales/golpe/
Chile’s Museo de la Memoria has a series of special exhibitions and events marking the coup anniversary: http://www.museodelamemoria.cl/
The Santiago Times has a q and a interview with human rights lawyer Carmen Hertz, whose husband was summarily executed during the notorious Caravan of Death killings, in which she discusses the country’s evolution over the past four decades: http://www.santiagotimes.cl/opinion/question-answer/26696-qaa-chilean-human-rights-lawyer-carmen-hertz