NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports the Italian province of Calabria still has the reputation of being home to the Mafia. The area that was once the perfect hideout for bandits has become known for other illegal dealings, like money laundering and arms trafficking. But one unidentified mob boss says the new mobster generation is pretentious and obsessed with material wealth. (4:45)
Listen and learn more about Poggioli's report on the violent ballads of Calabria's original mafia clan, heard Oct. 2, 2002 on All Things Considered.